New trails open in Albany, Syracuse

If the opening of the Empire State Trail wasn’t reason enough to be excited, there are new trails that connect to the Erie Canalway Trail that are coming online - both in the planning process and being completed and opened to the public - across the state. Here are some updates on two of them. … Continue reading New trails open in Albany, Syracuse

Virtual Cycle the Erie Canal Celebrates 22 Years of Memories

The Cycle the Erie Canal tour is an eight-day, fully-supported ride that starts in Buffalo and finishes in Albany. Each day cyclists travel approximately 40 miles along the historic Erie Canalway Trail. The tour is rich in scenery and history and designed to allow time for participants to stop and explore the towns and sites … Continue reading Virtual Cycle the Erie Canal Celebrates 22 Years of Memories

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