Erie Canalway Neighbors Association Adopts Historic Oxbow Trail

A unique section of trail along the Historic Erie Canal is being given extra attention this summer thanks to the efforts of the Erie Canalway Neighbors Association (ECNA). The Oxbow Trail, along the banks of the original Erie Canal, is the newest trail recipient of Adopt-a-Trail program love.  The ECNA was originally started by Fairport … Continue reading Erie Canalway Neighbors Association Adopts Historic Oxbow Trail

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New Niagara County Adopt-a-Trail group beautifying Erie Canalway Trailheads

If you've been on the Erie Canalway Trail's Pendleton and Amherst sections this spring you've probably noticed some improvements to the trailhead gardens. At many of these trailheads, what were once non-descript trail access points, flowering gardens with repurposed bicycle part sculptures have sprouted up. This beautification project is the work of green-thumbed Lockport resident, … Continue reading New Niagara County Adopt-a-Trail group beautifying Erie Canalway Trailheads

2018 Clean Sweep a Sparkling Success

Spring Cleaning from Buffalo to Albany Thank you to the event organizers and thousands of passionate volunteers who participated in the 13th annual Canal Clean Sweep over Earth Day Weekend! Because of your hard work raking, collecting trash, and planting along the Canalway Trail System, the Canalway Trail is ready for the summer season! #WhadjaFind? … Continue reading 2018 Clean Sweep a Sparkling Success

No Sitting Around for Kendall Lawn Chair Ladies

The Kendall Lawn Chair Ladies are not your typical lawn chair loungers. In fact, their motto is “Lawn Chair Ladies are the best, they don’t sit like all the rest!” The Kendall Lawn Chair Ladies is a marching and dancing unit made up of Kendall Central School alumni and their friends. The group first convened … Continue reading No Sitting Around for Kendall Lawn Chair Ladies

New CTANY Board Officers Elected

Canalway Trails Association New York (CTANY) is one of the most important organizations behind the 524-mile NYS Canalway Trail System. It is an all-volunteer organization that works both statewide and locally with citizens, state agencies, and municipalities to develop the Canalway Trail System as a world class multi-use recreational trail and international tourism destination. The … Continue reading New CTANY Board Officers Elected

Trail Tender Award Recognizes Old Erie Canal State Park Trail Ambassador

Congratulations to Canalway Trail Ambassador Dave Kellogg on his recent receipt of the 2016 Trail Tender Award. The Trail Tender Award recognizes the valuable contribution of individuals to promoting, enhancing, and completing the 524-mile New York State Canalway Trail system. Dave has been an active trail user for more than three decades, and over the … Continue reading Trail Tender Award Recognizes Old Erie Canal State Park Trail Ambassador

MV Alpiners Bring Sanctuary to ECT

Mohawk Valley Alpiners, a hiking club based in Herkimer County, spent a day last month giving back to the Erie Canalway Trail. On October 14, members of the club cleared invasive species, such as European Buckthorn, that crowd the edges of the trail, opening up a new trailside refuge area where they also installed a bench. … Continue reading MV Alpiners Bring Sanctuary to ECT