Staycation Near You

With traditional summer vacation plans on hold, the New York Canal Corporation created six unique itineraries across the Canal system highlighting opportunities for New Yorkers to get outside and get moving, safely and close to home. The NY Canal Staycations program gives New Yorkers the chance to hike, bike, swim, and paddle while enjoying the … Continue reading Staycation Near You

Gardening Along the Erie Canal

The Erie Canalway Trail is quite colorful during the summertime. There are of course the people and their smiling faces but also, murals, storefronts, and a sunny day’s sky. A part of the corridor’s lively hues and shades is all the plants in bloom along the corridor. The Erie Canal has a long history of … Continue reading Gardening Along the Erie Canal

Progress Continues for Champlain Canalway Trail

Good news for Washington County: significant progress is being made in the Town of Kingsbury on the Champlain Canalway Trail. This brings New York one step closer to closing the gaps in the Empire State Trail network.For many years, the hamlet Dunham’s Basin posed a likely insurmountable obstacle to the completion of any trail along … Continue reading Progress Continues for Champlain Canalway Trail

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

Virtual Cycle the Erie Canal Celebrates 22 Years of Memories

The Cycle the Erie Canal tour is an eight-day, fully-supported ride that starts in Buffalo and finishes in Albany. Each day cyclists travel approximately 40 miles along the historic Erie Canalway Trail. The tour is rich in scenery and history and designed to allow time for participants to stop and explore the towns and sites … Continue reading Virtual Cycle the Erie Canal Celebrates 22 Years of Memories

Bike Shops Are Essential and It Is Essential to Stay Active

Despite the pandemic, bike shops along the Erie Canalway Trail continue to welcome customers and people continue to bicycle, some even more than ever! Thankfully, bike shops are considered essential businesses in New York. In order to accommodate cyclists and keep them riding during the pandemic, bike shops have taken precautionary measures to ensure the … Continue reading Bike Shops Are Essential and It Is Essential to Stay Active

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

Hot Off the Press: Canalway Trail Times, Issue #53

Dear Canalway Trail Times Reader: Happy New Year! We are exited to share the digital version of the Winter 2019-2020 edition of Canalway Trail Times with you. Each year, we produce an end of year issue of the Canalway Trail Times. Our print editions are mailed partners throughout the Canal Corridor. The print edition includes … Continue reading Hot Off the Press: Canalway Trail Times, Issue #53