400 Miles, 400 Smiles

23 Cycle the Erie Canal tours have been completed and this one may could win the “most appreciated” award out of the more than two decades worth of tours Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) has hosted. After taking a year off in 2020 because of COVID-19, PTNY staff made a challenging decision in the … Continue reading 400 Miles, 400 Smiles

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

Canalway Trail System drew more than 4 million visits in 2020

ALBANY, NY – Use along the Erie Canalway Trail and Champlain Canalway Trail increased in 2020, according to the 2020 Who’s on the Trail report from Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the New York State Canal Corporation (NYSCC). The Canalway Trail system as a whole saw an estimated 4.2 million visits in 2020, … Continue reading Canalway Trail System drew more than 4 million visits in 2020

Gaps closed in Erie Canalway Trail east of Syracuse

  One of the most challenging gaps in the Erie Canalway Trail was recently closed, as the state marked the completion of major construction on a new pedestrian bridge over Interstate 481 and key sections of the trail in the Town of Dewitt in Onondaga County. A key part of the project was the construction … Continue reading Gaps closed in Erie Canalway Trail east of Syracuse

Summer 2020 on New York’s Canals and Trails

As the weather warms and days stay brighter longer, the New York State Canal Corporation is preparing for another great season of summer recreation in Upstate New York. Boaters, paddlers, and individuals looking to exercise both mind and body will soon be able to enjoy the bucolic landscapes that adjoin our Canals and trails in … Continue reading Summer 2020 on New York’s Canals and Trails

Canalway Trail receives over 3.3 million visits

Use along the 360-mile Erie Canalway Trail and 90-mile Champlain Canalway Trail remains high, according to the 2019 Who’s on the Trail report from Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the New York State Canal Corporation (NYSCC). The Canalway Trail system as a whole saw over 3.3 million visits in 2019, including three million … Continue reading Canalway Trail receives over 3.3 million visits