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

Empire State Trail Updates

New Empire State Trail Design Guidelines Released New York State recently released Design Guidelines for new trail and signage projects that are located along the 750-mile Empire State Trail route. The guidelines will ensure continuity between the many local trail segments that make up the longer statewide trail. Erie Canalway Trail Wayne-Seneca-Cayuga Counties Ongoing planning to close … Continue reading Empire State Trail Updates

Calling all End-to-Enders, Class of 2017

Each year, hundreds of people complete the 360-mile Erie Canalway Trail. These people are called End-to-Enders and are part of a small but growing group of Erie Canalway Trail enthusiasts. While a majority of them complete the trail by bicycle, some have walked the entire 360 miles. The experience of being able to bike alongside … Continue reading Calling all End-to-Enders, Class of 2017

6th Annual Champlain Canalway Trail Bike Tour: Perfect Weather & New Sights

On August 20, 43 bicyclists left Hudson Crossing Park near Schuylerville under sunny skies as part of the 6th annual Champlain Canalway Trail (CCT) Bicycle Tour organized by the Champlain Canalway Trail Working Group. Their goal: explore historic sites and other attractions along the CCT and Glens Falls Feeder Canal corridors north to Hudson Falls. … Continue reading 6th Annual Champlain Canalway Trail Bike Tour: Perfect Weather & New Sights

“Reimagine the Canals” Design Competition Launched

In its heyday, the NYS Canal System was an economic engine that led to the development of hundreds of New York cities, including Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse, and even established New York City as the United States’ center of commerce. Today, the Canals are being repositioned as major recreational corridors, with millions of visits to … Continue reading “Reimagine the Canals” Design Competition Launched

Talking Trails and Ales in Utica

As part of the ongoing Erie Canal Bicentennial celebration, the NYS Canal Corporation co-hosted a forum, with Mohawk Valley Community College, on New York's growing craft beer industry and links to the Canal and Canalway Trail. The event was held in Utica on October 30. SUNY/Erie Canal Bicentennial Forum focused on hops and the growing … Continue reading Talking Trails and Ales in Utica

Remembering Dennis Miller

Long-time Trail Ambassador and Adopter Dennis Miller died in June. He leaves a legacy of trail stewardship and volunteerism, and will be remembered both by family and friends, and by those he touched on the Canalway Trail. Beginning in 2010, Dennis, his friend Dave Ross, and Dave’s son Hunter served as Trail Ambassadors for the … Continue reading Remembering Dennis Miller