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

Trail Ambassadors: The Canalway Trail Wants You!

Looking for a new way to show your appreciation for the Canalway Trail or maybe just an excuse to log more trail miles? The Canalway Trail Ambassador program may be a great fit for you. Canalway Trail Ambassadors are volunteers who ride patrols on the Canalway Trail. Parks & Trails New York, in collaboration with … Continue reading Trail Ambassadors: The Canalway Trail Wants You!

New! NYS Canalway Water Trail Guidebook and Navigational Map Set Available

The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is thrilled to announce the publication of the New York State Canalway Water Trail Guidebook and Navigational Map Set. The mile-by-mile guide includes launch sites, paddler-friendly facilities and amenities, and places of interest for over 450 miles of the NYS Canal System, including the Erie, Cayuga-Seneca, Oswego and Champlain … Continue reading New! NYS Canalway Water Trail Guidebook and Navigational Map Set Available

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

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