Gaps closed in Erie Canalway Trail east of Syracuse

  One of the most challenging gaps in the Erie Canalway Trail was recently closed, as the state marked the completion of major construction on a new pedestrian bridge over Interstate 481 and key sections of the trail in the Town of Dewitt in Onondaga County. A key part of the project was the construction … Continue reading Gaps closed in Erie Canalway Trail east of Syracuse

Votes for Women

2020 marks the anniversary of the 19th amendment ratifying women’s voting rights. But the call for women’s rights began much earlier and traces a significant part of its history to New York’s canals. In 1848, people convened the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, demanding full and equal rights between women and men. They … Continue reading Votes for Women

Progress Continues for Champlain Canalway Trail

Good news for Washington County: significant progress is being made in the Town of Kingsbury on the Champlain Canalway Trail. This brings New York one step closer to closing the gaps in the Empire State Trail network.For many years, the hamlet Dunham’s Basin posed a likely insurmountable obstacle to the completion of any trail along … Continue reading Progress Continues for Champlain Canalway Trail

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

Summer 2020 on New York’s Canals and Trails

As the weather warms and days stay brighter longer, the New York State Canal Corporation is preparing for another great season of summer recreation in Upstate New York. Boaters, paddlers, and individuals looking to exercise both mind and body will soon be able to enjoy the bucolic landscapes that adjoin our Canals and trails in … Continue reading Summer 2020 on New York’s Canals and Trails

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

Canalway Trail receives over 3.3 million visits

Use along the 360-mile Erie Canalway Trail and 90-mile Champlain Canalway Trail remains high, according to the 2019 Who’s on the Trail report from Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the New York State Canal Corporation (NYSCC). The Canalway Trail system as a whole saw over 3.3 million visits in 2019, including three million … Continue reading Canalway Trail receives over 3.3 million visits