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

More than 650 Cycle the Erie Canal

On July 9, more than 650 cyclists departed Buffalo for the 400-mile trek to Albany along the Erie Canalway Trail. The 19th annual Cycle the Erie Canal tour was Parks & Trails New York’s largest tour to date and coincided with the beginning of the Bicentennial Anniversary of the Erie Canal. With riders from 36 states … Continue reading More than 650 Cycle the Erie Canal