Canal Clean Sweep Celebrates 16th Year With Over 120 Clean Up Events

A huge thank you is in order to all who came out on Earth Day weekend, April 23-25, to celebrate the 16th annual Canal Clean Sweep. The weekend saw over 120 events from Buffalo to Albany, with small groups of family and friends spending their day collecting litter, raking, and planting. The Canalway Trail witnessed … Continue reading Canal Clean Sweep Celebrates 16th Year With Over 120 Clean Up Events

One Year Later, “Reimagine the Canals” is Breathing New Life into Canalside Communities

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

7 Spots Along the Erie Canalway Trail to Stop and Smell the Flowers

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 corner, we've got … Continue reading 7 Spots Along the Erie Canalway Trail to Stop and Smell the Flowers

Bike Friendly Business Spotlight: Oak and Ivy Bed and Breakfast

For both experienced and novice cyclists making their way across the Erie Canalway Trail, identifying the right accommodations on your trip is an important factor to consider—  after all, getting in a good night’s sleep and a well-balanced breakfast could mean the difference between biking for 6 miles or 60 miles the following day. For … Continue reading Bike Friendly Business Spotlight: Oak and Ivy Bed and Breakfast

Passport Program Celebrates Breweries Along the Empire State Trail

New York State has partnered with the New York State Brewers Association to launch a new program highlighting the more than 200 craft breweries found along and near the Empire State Trail: The Empire State Trail Brewery Passport. The virtual program, available through the existing New York Craft Beer App, encourages New Yorkers to visit … Continue reading Passport Program Celebrates Breweries Along the Empire State Trail

Major Victory for Erie Canal Landscapes and Historic Sites

On August 4, the Great American Outdoors Act was signed into law. After decades of bipartisan efforts and citizen action, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) will be fully and permanently funded at $900 million. The LWCF is a national program that provides funds and matching grants to protect natural resources and outdoor recreation. … Continue reading Major Victory for Erie Canal Landscapes and Historic Sites