The Erie Canal was created to connect people with goods to people that needed them. Today, Cycle the Erie Canal continues to connect people. While the Empire State Trail was under construction, Jim E. was working out on the trail, checking traffic signals, lights and crossings, when one day he saw a large group of … Continue reading When Jim Met Amy: A Cycle the Erie Canal Love Story
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Bikes on Board: A Guide to Using Amtrak to Ride the Erie Canalway Trail
When you decide to ride the Erie Canalway Trail from one end to the other, chances are you’re not going to want to turn around and ride the 360 miles back to where you began. Luckily, thanks to years of advocacy, it’s now possible to use the train to shuttle you and your bike across the state!
Experience the Best of Fall “On the Canals”
This Summer, the New York Power Authority and New York State Canal Corporation partnered again for a third season of “On the Canals” – a full slate of free and family friendly outdoor activities and excursions along the Canal system, from Buffalo to Albany.
Reach for the Moon! Canalway Challenge Finishers Rack Up Big Miles
Cyclists, paddlers, walkers, and runners from across the country and all walks of life have racked up 332,000 miles along New York’s Canalway Trails as part of the Canalway Challenge in 2022.
Spend Your Summer “On the Canals”
With summer fast approaching, it is time to start planning weekend trips and family activities. The New York Power Authority and New York State Canal Corporation are once again making it easy for New Yorkers to experience summer fun right in the heart of Upstate New York. Now back for its third season, “On the … Continue reading Spend Your Summer “On the Canals”
Have Bike, Will Ride for Ice Cream
If you’re like many cyclists, treating yourself to ice cream or a beer during or after your ride is the best way to roll. The Canalway Corridor is full of fantastic local flavor, and you’ll find great options in almost every community. Here is a list of some of our favorites (listed along the Erie … Continue reading Have Bike, Will Ride for Ice Cream
Guide to Camping on the Erie Canalway Trail
If you love sleeping under the open sky and waking up to the sun, or you're just traveling on a budget, camping along the Erie Canalway Trail is a great way to spend your nights on the trail. Luckily, the Erie Canalway corridor has lots of places to pitch a tent, giving you the flexibility … Continue reading Guide to Camping on the Erie Canalway Trail
Brockport Embraced as Empire State Trail Town
The recreation season is in full swing in Brockport! As part of the Empire State Trail Town pilot program, we are ramping up exploring new ways to engage with outdoor enthusiasts in the village. PTNY selected the Village of Brockport as a pilot community for the Empire State Trail Town program after learning more about … Continue reading Brockport Embraced as Empire State Trail Town
Top Five Tips for Fun Family Cycling
Staying home and creating a balance with school, work, and family life has been a new challenge for families this spring. If you are feeling the need to get outside—or get your kids outside—consider the Canalway Trail as an ideal place for safe recreation and hands-on learning. The trail will take you though hundreds of … Continue reading Top Five Tips for Fun Family Cycling
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