Funding Available for Erie Canal Communities

Two funding opportunities are now available to Erie Canalway communities. Technical Assistance Grants for Erie Canalway projects. The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, the Preservation League of New York State, and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) are offering Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) to not-for-profit arts/cultural/heritage groups and municipalities to undertake targeted short-term, … Continue reading Funding Available for Erie Canal Communities

Bicyclists Bring Business Workshop Rolls into Schenectady September 15-16

Two events aimed at helping Canalway Trail communities take advantage of the growing bicycle tourist market will be held in Schenectady on September 15 and 16. An evening Bicyclists Bring Business roundtable is scheduled for Tuesday, September 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Proctor's Theatre, 43 State Street, Schenectady. The roundtable will focus … Continue reading Bicyclists Bring Business Workshop Rolls into Schenectady September 15-16

New CycletheErieCanal Website and Guidebook Launched

Parks & Trails New York has rolled out two new ways to help plan a visit to the Erie Canalway Trail. The new website CycletheErieCanal.com and the just-released, fourth edition of the Cycling the Erie Canal guidebook are designed to promote the Erie Canalway Trail as a cycling destination and bring more tourism dollars to upstate New … Continue reading New CycletheErieCanal Website and Guidebook Launched

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

Cycle the Erie Canal – Better Than Ever!

The 2015 edition of PTNY's Cycle the Erie Canal was a huge success, with approximately 600 riders making their way across the state on the historic Erie Canalway Trail. In addition to the record-breaking number of persons participating, this year's ride also featured a new return shuttle to Buffalo and enhanced menu options at the … Continue reading Cycle the Erie Canal – Better Than Ever!

Trail Ambassadors Establish New Post in Chittenango

The Canalway Trail Ambassador program recently expanded to the trail in Central New York. Already, one of the new Ambassadors based at Chittenango Landing has logged more than 15 hours on the trail. Trail Ambassadors like Chittenango's Dave Kellogg are volunteers who provide a warm welcome to Erie Canalway Trail users and offer assistance with … Continue reading Trail Ambassadors Establish New Post in Chittenango

Jumpin’ Jacks – A Trailside Favorite in Scotia

For many in the Capital Region, the arrival of spring is marked by the opening of legendary Scotia car-hop, Jumpin’ Jacks, within sight of the Erie Canalway Trail. Jumpin’ Jacks’ annual opening for the season coincides with the peak of spring fever and a renewed appetite for grilled burgers, hot dogs, and ice cream. Crowds … Continue reading Jumpin’ Jacks – A Trailside Favorite in Scotia