20 Years & Rolling: Cycle the Erie Canal Bike Tour Reaches New Heights

Biking. Great scenery. Fun people. Big city lights and charming small towns. Sounds like a pretty nice vacation, right? Add in Erie Canal history, moveable tent cities, and great food and entertainment and you wouldn't be far off from Parks & Trails New York's annual summer bike tour, Cycle the Erie Canal. This year 700 … Continue reading 20 Years & Rolling: Cycle the Erie Canal Bike Tour Reaches New Heights

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Reimaging the Canal’s Next 200 Years

Reimagine the Canals Competition Seeks Ideas for the Canal's Next 200 Years  New York’s Canal System has been the source of many celebrations recently. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Barge Canal, the name by which the Canal System—which includes the Erie, Oswego, Cayuga-Seneca and Champlain canals--was formerly known by. Last year, marked … Continue reading Reimaging the Canal’s Next 200 Years

Introducing the new Canalway Trail Manager

Sasha Eisenstein joins the NYS Canal Corporation as Trail Manager and Business Development Specialist.  With unprecedented funding for trail completion through the Empire State Trail project and a summer chock-full of trail activity on the horizon, it's an exciting time for the Canalway Trail and the Canal Corporation. Fortunately for trail users and supporters Canal … Continue reading Introducing the new Canalway Trail Manager

Progress at the Northern End of the Champlain Canalway Trail

“There will never be a trail coming up here!”  This was a common comment made by many residents of Washington County, particularly in the northern half of the county, about the Champlain Canalway Trail (CCT) becoming a reality.  But over the years very dedicated volunteers, working closely with the NYS Canal Corporation, local municipalities, Washington … Continue reading Progress at the Northern End of the Champlain Canalway Trail

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

Canalway Trail Provides Inspiration for Erie Canal House

The Erie Canal House in Canajoharie is recent addition to bike friendly lodging choices along the Erie Canalway Trail, however the B & B's foundations lay deep in the heritage of the Canal and the future of the Canalway Trail as a recreational destination. Located directly on the Canalway Trail in the village of Canajoharie, … Continue reading Canalway Trail Provides Inspiration for Erie Canal House