Adopt-A-Trail Spotlight: BSA Pack/Troop 25

1.  What led you to want to take on the roles and responsibilities of a trail adopter? As BSA Scouts, we are always looking at ways to help out in the community and get outside.  Our older Scouts also need to perform conservation service so adopting a section of the trail seemed like a perfect … Continue reading Adopt-A-Trail Spotlight: BSA Pack/Troop 25

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

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

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

Signs Installed Along the NYS Canalway Water Trail

The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor recently installed new signs to mark the NYS Canalway Water Trail at more than 140 launch sites along the Erie, Champlain, Cayuga-Seneca, and Oswego canals. The blue and yellow signs are intended to help paddlers identify safe put-in and take-out sites from the water and assist with wayfinding to … Continue reading Signs Installed Along the NYS Canalway Water Trail

PTNY Welcomes Erica, Arthur V. Savage Intern

The Trails team at PTNY is excited to welcome Erica Schneider as our 2020 Arthur V. Savage Intern! Originally from northern Virginia, Erica grew up biking on the W&OD trail just minutes from her door. While receiving her B.A. in Linguistics from the College of William and Mary, she discovered a love for cycling on … Continue reading PTNY Welcomes Erica, Arthur V. Savage Intern