Gaps in the Erie Canalway Trail Continue to Disappear

Some of the biggest challenges in completing the Erie Canalway Trail are being met. That’s especially true in the Mohawk Valley, where formerly on-road sections are getting hikers and cyclists closer to the water. A new section recently opened in Herkimer County, from Fort Herkimer Church at German Flatts Town Park on Route 55 to … Continue reading Gaps in the Erie Canalway Trail Continue to Disappear

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Trail Keepers beautify Erie Canalway Trail near Lockport

One of the more memorable stretches of the Erie Canalway Trail runs between Pendleton and Lockport in Niagara County - and it's about to get even better. The trail through these communities stands out largely thanks to the effort of Trail Keepers, a group of more than 40 volunteers coordinated by green-thumbed Lockport resident Sandy Guzzetti. … Continue reading Trail Keepers beautify Erie Canalway Trail near Lockport

No matter the weather, cleaning the canal together is better!

Many thanks to the New Yorkers who celebrated the 14th annual Canal Clean Sweep. The 87 cleanup events saw more than 2,500 spirited volunteers do some spring cleaning for the Canal Corridor.  Volunteers worked hard by raking, collecting litter, and planting during this year’s Canal Clean Sweep. The Canalway Trail is looking good just in time for … Continue reading No matter the weather, cleaning the canal together is better!

TrailsBlog: A stretch of tranquility in downtown Syracuse

Note: TrailsBlog is a new monthly feature from PTNY that will highlight an existing, planned or proposed trail in communities around the state. If you have a trail you'd like to see highlighted, let us know by emailing ptny@ptny.org Onondaga Creekwalk, Syracuse As you come around the circular West Jefferson Street and past the former … Continue reading TrailsBlog: A stretch of tranquility in downtown Syracuse

Champlain Canalway Trail Has a New Action Plan

When the Champlain Canalway Trail (CCT) Working Group published its first Action Plan in early 2011, it was a momentous occasion. For the first time, a proposed route was laid out with some detail, with next steps and potential assets and attractions identified. That plan converted the trail from a nice idea into a more … Continue reading Champlain Canalway Trail Has a New Action Plan

Another Gap Closed in Erie Canalway Trail

Parks & Trails New York joined officials from New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Empire State Trail, local officials and other trail advocates on Wednesday, October 3 to celebrate the opening of the newest stretch of the Erie Canalway Trail, running from Pattersonville in Schenectady County to near Amsterdam in … Continue reading Another Gap Closed in Erie Canalway Trail

Elmwood Village Inn: Bike Friendly Lodging in Buffalo

Buffalo's Elmwood Village Inn is the first accommodation listed in Parks & Trails New York's best-selling Cycling the Erie Canal guidebook. While its prominent placement is due mostly to the Inn's location in Buffalo, there may be other factors at work because the Inn is becoming a go-to lodging destination for Erie Canalway Trail cyclists. … Continue reading Elmwood Village Inn: Bike Friendly Lodging in Buffalo