Erica’s Top 10 Things to Do while Biking the Canalway Trail

This fall, we are excited to welcome back Erica, PTNY's Arthur V. Savage Fellow, after her epic cross-country journey by bike. As part of her 3,000 mile adventure from Maine to Montana, she crossed through New York on the Empire State Trail, taking the Champlain Canalway Trail from Whitehall to Albany and the Erie Canalway … Continue reading Erica’s Top 10 Things to Do while Biking the Canalway Trail

One Year Later, “Reimagine the Canals” is Breathing New Life into Canalside Communities

The Erie Canal is something New Yorkers and beyond so often take for granted. A revolutionary feat of engineering built by the generations before us, the Canal connected the east to the west, opening the state to trade routes across the nation. The communities built along the banks of the Canal could thrive with their … Continue reading One Year Later, “Reimagine the Canals” is Breathing New Life into Canalside Communities

7 Spots Along the Erie Canalway Trail to Stop and Smell the Flowers

Spring has sprung (finally!) - so we made a list of some of the state's finest gardens accessible from an easy trip off the Erie Canalway Trail. What better way to celebrate spring than with a ride to a park or garden bursting with blooms? And with Mother's Day just around the corner, we've got … Continue reading 7 Spots Along the Erie Canalway Trail to Stop and Smell the Flowers

Gaps closed in Erie Canalway Trail east of Syracuse

  One of the most challenging gaps in the Erie Canalway Trail was recently closed, as the state marked the completion of major construction on a new pedestrian bridge over Interstate 481 and key sections of the trail in the Town of Dewitt in Onondaga County. A key part of the project was the construction … Continue reading Gaps closed in Erie Canalway Trail east of Syracuse

New trails open in Albany, Syracuse

If the opening of the Empire State Trail wasn’t reason enough to be excited, there are new trails that connect to the Erie Canalway Trail that are coming online - both in the planning process and being completed and opened to the public - across the state. Here are some updates on two of them. … Continue reading New trails open in Albany, Syracuse

Summer 2020 on New York’s Canals and Trails

As the weather warms and days stay brighter longer, the New York State Canal Corporation is preparing for another great season of summer recreation in Upstate New York. Boaters, paddlers, and individuals looking to exercise both mind and body will soon be able to enjoy the bucolic landscapes that adjoin our Canals and trails in … Continue reading Summer 2020 on New York’s Canals and Trails

Cycle the Erie Canal Keeps On Rolling

Cycle the Erie Canal, one of Parks & Trails New York’s most anticipated events, provides eight days of cycling, scenery, history, friendship and endless adventure. This year, in July, more than 600 cyclists were scheduled to embark on the 400-mile journey from Buffalo to Albany along the iconic Erie Canal on the almost-completed Erie Canalway … Continue reading Cycle the Erie Canal Keeps On Rolling

End of Isolation Itinerary

Although a lot of us have had to cancel recent travel plans, we hope you’re still thinking about the anticipated “rain date” when the places that you loved to frequent are open, filled with people and the air is buzzing with good, positive conversation again. Getting on a plane might not be realistic at this … Continue reading End of Isolation Itinerary

Riders soak in fall colors along the Empire State Trail with “Pedal to Peebles” event

As a part of the annual Bike Your Park Day and Hudson River Valley Ramble, Parks & Trails New York hosted “Pedal to Peebles on the Empire State Trail” on Saturday, September 28. This year was the fourth annual Bike Your Park Day and consisted of over 1,000 rides and more than 14,000 participants. The event provides cyclists … Continue reading Riders soak in fall colors along the Empire State Trail with “Pedal to Peebles” event