Java Junction, a popular stop for coffee along the Erie Canalway Trail in the first Empire State Trail Town. In 2022, Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the New York State Canal Corporation (NYSCC) launched the Empire State Trail Town program to showcase the value of the Empire State Trail, the nation’s longest multi-use … Continue reading Empire State Trail Town Action Plan Sets Brockport Up for Success
Whether exploring New York State for the first time, reconnecting to the water and trail after many years, or accepting a new challenge, 2022 was a year of discovery for participants of the Canalway Challenge.
It's beginning to look a lot like the holiday season at the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the New York State Canal Corporation, as they prepare to deliver a slew of fun-filled snowy excursions to New Yorkers for yet another winter season. From January 1 through March 4, the “On the Canals” program will … Continue reading “On the Canals” – Winter 2023 Edition!
Just this year, over 120 people cycled all 360 miles of the Erie Canalway Trail on self-guided trips, becoming End-To-Enders.
Earlier this summer, it was announced that the Canalway Trail cities of Buffalo and Utica received federally-funded RAISE (Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity) grants to enhance active transportation and improve connections to the Erie Canalway Trail/Empire State Trail. This is great news for the millions of visitors and residents that will benefit from … Continue reading Exciting New Bike Safety Improvements Coming to Buffalo and Utica
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
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
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
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
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