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

Snowmobiling on the Champlain Canalway Trail

This winter represents the second year that a snowmobile trail has followed the Empire State Trail/Champlain Canalway Trail bike path in the towns of Kingsbury and Fort Ann.  A significant portion of this Champlain Canalway Trail route has been a snowmobile trail for several decades.  The completed trail now has created a complete 6-mile trail … Continue reading Snowmobiling on the Champlain Canalway Trail

2021 Canalway Challengers Discover the Best of the Canalway Corridor

Mary Davis and Anne Sabo, 360-mile End-to-Enders Thousands of people from around the country are walking, running, cycling, and paddling the canals and Canalway Trail in 2021 as part of the Canalway Challenge. Along the way, they are discovering the remarkable history, hometown hospitality, and unique local flavors that make the Erie Canalway National Heritage … Continue reading 2021 Canalway Challengers Discover the Best of the Canalway Corridor

Erica’s Top 10 Things to Do while Biking the Canalway Trail

This fall, we are excited to welcome back Erica, PTNY's Arthur V. Savage Fellow, after her epic cross-country journey by bike. As part of her 3,000 mile adventure from Maine to Montana, she crossed through New York on the Empire State Trail, taking the Champlain Canalway Trail from Whitehall to Albany and the Erie Canalway … Continue reading Erica’s Top 10 Things to Do while Biking the Canalway Trail

A Summer to Remember “On the Canals”

This summer, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the New York State Canal Corporation are taking Governor Cuomo’s Reimagine the Canals initiative to a whole new level. Following the success of last year’s “NY Canal Staycations” program, which featured kayaking on the Canal system and cycling on the Empire State Trail, NYPA and the Canal … Continue reading A Summer to Remember “On the Canals”

Planning an adventure on the Erie Canalway Trail

Maybe you’ve known about it for years and you’ve always wanted to make the trip. Maybe you’re just hearing about it with the publicity coming to the trail now that it’s part of New York’s 750-mile Empire State Trail. Maybe you saw hundreds of riders come through your town as part of the annual Cycle … Continue reading Planning an adventure on the Erie Canalway Trail

Explore centuries of Canal History at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Majestically located near the confluence of the Schoharie Creek and Mohawk River, the remains of the Schoharie Creek Aqueduct harken to an ever-industrializing era in American history.  These “Roman arches over Indian waters” carried the second version of the Erie Canal over the dangerous waters of the creek.  In its first iteration, the canal crossed … Continue reading Explore centuries of Canal History at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site