Canal Clean Sweep celebrates 10th anniversary

Volunteers wore smiles and their commemorative, 10th Annual Canal Clean Sweep t-shirts as they took to rake and shovel on trail sections across the state. For the first time in several years, and perhaps due to some supernatural realization of the event's 10th anniversary, the skies were clear and volunteers enjoyed beautiful sunshine across much … Continue reading Canal Clean Sweep celebrates 10th anniversary

Dave Valvo of Rochester receives Canalway Trail Tender Award

The winner of the 2014 Canalway Trail Tender Award is Dave Valvo of Rochester. The award was presented by Canal Corporation Director, Brian U. Stratton during the New York State Canal Conference in September in Geneva. When presenting the award, Director Stratton said, “Dave embodies all that the Canalway Trail Tender Award represents. As a Canalway … Continue reading Dave Valvo of Rochester receives Canalway Trail Tender Award

Brockport swim team keeps it clean

The Brockport High School Girls Swim Team has been involved in the Canalway Adopt-a-Trail program since its inception in 2003, demonstrating a commitment to their local community and providing a great service for all who love and use the trail. The group  cleans and maintains a section of trail in the Village of Brockport from the Smith … Continue reading Brockport swim team keeps it clean

Welcome the newest ECT Trail Adopters: Wayne ARC

  Wayne ARC Group Day Habilitation Program, one of the  newest Erie Canalway Trail Adopters, gives back to the community by maintaining a half-mile section of trail between Lock 28B and Old Lyons Road in the Village of Newark. "Even a small amount of work pays off for the people using the trail. It’s a … Continue reading Welcome the newest ECT Trail Adopters: Wayne ARC

Row for Hope – young Clean Sweep participants continue to give back

The  McQuaid Jesuit High School crew team uses the Erie Canal and Canalway Trail near Rochester for training. In return, the group has been an active participant in Canal Clean Sweep. For the last two years, the canal’s water trail has played an additional role in the team's continuing efforts to give back as the … Continue reading Row for Hope – young Clean Sweep participants continue to give back

Honor a Canalway Trail volunteer

Volunteers are the driving forces behind the Canalway Trail System but rarely do they receive the recognition they so richly deserve. Now you can change that by nominating a Canalway Trail volunteer for the 2014 Canalway Trail Tender Award. The Canalway Trail Tender Award was established by the New York State Canal Corporation in 1998 … Continue reading Honor a Canalway Trail volunteer

Snowmobilers roll out the welcome mat for the Dix Bridge

After 15 years, the Dix Bridge was finally opened for recreational use in November 2013. With the season’s first snow expected in a few weeks, the time available for snowmobilers to get the bridge ready for wintertime use was short and full of logistical challenges.  Thanks to the efforts of many groups, when the snow … Continue reading Snowmobilers roll out the welcome mat for the Dix Bridge

Friends of the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail – Maintenance and More

Members of the Friends of the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail have been caring for their section of the Erie Canalway Trail for decades. Before they formed as the Friends in 2000, many of today’s members assisted the Schenectady Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club with clean up and beautification along the City of Schenectady section of … Continue reading Friends of the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail – Maintenance and More

2014 Canal Clean Sweep: A great success

On April 25-27, volunteers across the state showed their appreciation for the New York State Canal System and Canalway Trail by participating in the 9th annual Canal Clean Sweep. Overall, volunteers from more than 150 businesses, civic groups, and community organizations hosted 106 events on sections of Canalway Trail and adjacent areas. Due to their … Continue reading 2014 Canal Clean Sweep: A great success

CTANY Elects New Officials

  The Board of Directors of the Canalway Trails Association New York (CTANY) re-elected Nelson Ronsvalle, the Southern Champlain Canalway Trail Group Director, as its president for 2014.  Jeanne Williams from the Northern Champlain Regional Canalway Trail Group was elected Vice-President.  Wally Elton from the Central Champlain Regional Trail Group was elected as Secretary and at-large directors Alan and Marlene Bissell were chosen … Continue reading CTANY Elects New Officials