As a part of the annual Bike Your Park Day and Hudson River Valley Ramble, Parks & Trails New York hosted “Pedal to Peebles on the Empire State Trail” on Saturday, September 28. This year was the fourth annual Bike Your Park Day and consisted of over 1,000 rides and more than 14,000 participants. The event provides cyclists … Continue reading Riders soak in fall colors along the Empire State Trail with “Pedal to Peebles” event
300,000 miles! That’s the distance you’d travel if you drove from New York City to Los Angeles 107 times. That’s how far you’d go if you flew from Paris to Shanghai 52 times, or rocketed to the moon and halfway back. That’s how many miles people have pledged to walk, run, cycle, and paddle for … Continue reading Canalway Challenge Racks Up Big Miles
If you happened to be along the Erie Canalway Trail the second week of July, chances are you saw a never-ending stream of cyclists. The cyclists were riding Parks & Trails New York's annual Cycle the Erie Canal bike tour. The fully supported 8-day, 400-mile ride from Buffalo to Albany stops for overnight stays in … Continue reading A Cycling Journey to Remember
Get ready for a season of fun and adventure with the Canalway Challenge! Part fitness, part journey of discovery, the Canalway Challenge is an invitation to discover all you can do along New York’s canals and Canalway Trail.
Nearly 400 delegates from inland waterways around the world convened in Athlone, Ireland from September 10-12 for the 2018 World Canals Conference. The three-day event included informative presentations, networking, and study tours, which shed light on the similarity of opportunities and challenges facing inland waterways worldwide. Among the key themes: the incredible opportunities to reconnect … Continue reading Reconnecting People with Waterways a Key Theme at 2018 World Canals Conference
Waterford Harbor Visitors Center plays host to the annual Bicyclists Bring Business roundtable discussion; while rain proves no obstacle to local cyclists and trail advocates, as Tuesday’s planned community bike-a-round transitions to virtual ride inside the Peebles Island Visitor Center.
Paddling the historic NYS Canal System continues to gain momentum as interest, information, and amenities for paddlers improve. Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is taking a leading role in the development of the New York State Canalway Water Trail, in partnership with the New York State Canal Corporation and the National Park Service (NPS) Rivers, … Continue reading New York State Water Trail Gains Momentum
A new study of the economic impact of events and tours in the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor calls attention to the power of tourism along New York State’s iconic canals. An estimated $1.5 billion annually is generated by events, boat tours, bicycle and paddle-sport rentals and historic site/museum tours along the Erie, Champlain, Owsego … Continue reading New Report reveals that Canal Events and Tours Generate $1.5 Billion in Annual Economic Impact
News from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor As frequent riders and End-to-Enders know, the Erie Canalway Trail is not your average bike path. Extending from Buffalo to Albany, the trail’s course alongside the historic Erie Canal makes cycling here truly unique. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this living waterway adds distinctive … Continue reading Not Your Average Bike Path
News from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Take a day or weekend and find great places to explore and enjoy in the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. Erie Canalway has paired national parks and canal sites to create five free itineraries that introduce people to some of the best historic, cultural, and natural sites … Continue reading Find Your Park in the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor