This Summer, the New York Power Authority and New York State Canal Corporation partnered again for a third season of “On the Canals” – a full slate of free and family friendly outdoor activities and excursions along the Canal system, from Buffalo to Albany.
Cyclists, paddlers, walkers, and runners from across the country and all walks of life have racked up 332,000 miles along New York’s Canalway Trails as part of the Canalway Challenge in 2022.
If you’re like many cyclists, treating yourself to ice cream or a beer during or after your ride is the best way to roll. The Canalway Corridor is full of fantastic local flavor, and you’ll find great options in almost every community. Here is a list of some of our favorites (listed along the Erie … Continue reading Have Bike, Will Ride for Ice Cream
If you love sleeping under the open sky and waking up to the sun, or you're just traveling on a budget, camping along the Erie Canalway Trail is a great way to spend your nights on the trail. Luckily, the Erie Canalway corridor has lots of places to pitch a tent, giving you the flexibility … Continue reading Guide to Camping on the Erie Canalway Trail
The Champlain Canalway Trail extends 62 miles from Waterford to Whitehall, with portions co-located on the Empire State Trail. Over the last few months, investments have brought improvements to the trail that are worth a ride to go check out! Trail Improvements in Waterford: Broad Street (Village of Waterford) to 1.2 miles north Work was … Continue reading Catch Up on the Champlain Canalway Trail
When you decide to ride the Erie Canalway Trail from one end to the other, chances are you’re not going to want to turn around and ride the 360 miles back to where you began. Luckily, thanks to years of advocacy, it’s now possible to use the train to shuttle you and your bike across … Continue reading Bikes on Board: A Guide to Using Amtrak to Ride the Erie Canalway Trail
The Perfect Summer Adventure Picture this: On a warm day in July, you leave your car behind in Buffalo to pedal along the historic Erie Canalway Trail to Albany for Parks & Trails New York’s annual Cycle the Erie Canal bike tour. Covering between 40 and 60 miles per day, you will travel along the … Continue reading Get in Gear to Register for the 24th Annual Cycle the Erie Canal Bike Tour
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
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
Updated April 2022 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 … Continue reading 7 Spots Along the Erie Canalway Trail to Stop and Smell the Flowers