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

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Capital Region Trail Crossroads Hosts Bicyclists Bring Business

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.

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

Not Your Average Bike Path

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

Find Your Park in the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

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