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

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

Riders soak in fall colors along the Empire State Trail with “Pedal to Peebles” event

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

Canalway Challenge Racks Up Big Miles

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

A Cycling Journey to Remember

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

Reconnecting People with Waterways a Key Theme at 2018 World Canals Conference

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

New York State Water Trail Gains Momentum

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

New Report reveals that Canal Events and Tours Generate $1.5 Billion in Annual Economic Impact

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