Summer End-to-Enders Blaze New Trails

Summer is high season on the Erie Canalway Trail, both for organized tours like PTNY's Cycle the Erie Canal but also for do-it-yourself trail adventurers. As you'll see below, End-to-End stories rarely disappoint! End-to-End By Land & Sea Amanda Hus from Tampa, FL   "I kayaked the the Erie Canal, about 350 miles, from May … Continue reading Summer End-to-Enders Blaze New Trails

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20 Years & Rolling: Cycle the Erie Canal Bike Tour Reaches New Heights

Biking. Great scenery. Fun people. Big city lights and charming small towns. Sounds like a pretty nice vacation, right? Add in Erie Canal history, moveable tent cities, and great food and entertainment and you wouldn't be far off from Parks & Trails New York's annual summer bike tour, Cycle the Erie Canal. This year 700 … Continue reading 20 Years & Rolling: Cycle the Erie Canal Bike Tour Reaches New Heights

Progress at the Northern End of the Champlain Canalway Trail

“There will never be a trail coming up here!”  This was a common comment made by many residents of Washington County, particularly in the northern half of the county, about the Champlain Canalway Trail (CCT) becoming a reality.  But over the years very dedicated volunteers, working closely with the NYS Canal Corporation, local municipalities, Washington … Continue reading Progress at the Northern End of the Champlain Canalway Trail

The Arkell Museum is now officially Bike Friendly

Through collecting and preserving art, the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library aims to expand appreciation for, and promote the arts and humanities in Canajoharie. Their collections include American Art, Mohawk Valley History, and Beech-Nut Archives, as well as different exhibitions. The Arkell Museum has recently become a Bike Friendly New York Business. It is located … Continue reading The Arkell Museum is now officially Bike Friendly

NYS Canalway Water Trail Launched

Paddling along the NYS Canal System became easier and more accessible in 2017, thanks to continued water trail planning coordinated by the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, in partnership with the NYS Canal Corporation. Paddlers can now find more than 100 access points and amenities on the new NYS Canalway Water Trail website, which includes … Continue reading NYS Canalway Water Trail Launched

AAT Spotlight: 2018 Adopt-a-Trail Opportunities Available Now

The Canalway Trail needs regular maintenance throughout the season to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for the public. Presently, more than 50 groups and individuals are participating in the Canalway Trail Adopt-a-Trail (AAT) program by “adopting” sections of trail within their communities along the 524-mile NYS Canalway Trail. Adopt-a-Trail groups tackle many types of … Continue reading AAT Spotlight: 2018 Adopt-a-Trail Opportunities Available Now

Two Canalway Trail Stewards Retire

If you have ever used the Champlain Canalway Trail (CCT) in Saratoga and Washington Counties, chances are good your enjoyable experience wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of Marlene and Alan Bissell. Last month, the Bissells announced they would be retiring from the board of the Canalway Trails Association New York (CTANY), a … Continue reading Two Canalway Trail Stewards Retire