Canal Clean Sweep celebrates 10th anniversary

Volunteers wore smiles and their commemorative, 10th Annual Canal Clean Sweep t-shirts as they took to rake and shovel on trail sections across the state. For the first time in several years, and perhaps due to some supernatural realization of the event's 10th anniversary, the skies were clear and volunteers enjoyed beautiful sunshine across much … Continue reading Canal Clean Sweep celebrates 10th anniversary

Our eye is on the prize – a completed Erie Canalway Trail

The Erie Canalway Trail is almost 80% complete and on its way to becoming the longest, continuous intrastate multi-use trail in the nation. But the trail can't realize its full potential as an internationally known tourism destination until it's finished from Buffalo to Albany. PTNY's fifth annual "Closing the Gaps" report recaps the accomplishments of … Continue reading Our eye is on the prize – a completed Erie Canalway Trail

Two new ways to connect with the Erie Canalway Trail

The Erie Canalway Trail's social media presence is growing with new dedicated Facebook and Twitter pages to keep you up-to-date with all that is happening on one of America's most popular trails. We’ll share information about the latest events and the businesses, attractions, and the people that make the Erie Canalway Trail such a rewarding … Continue reading Two new ways to connect with the Erie Canalway Trail

Trailside: Home the easier way – Erie Canal Bike Transport can bring you back

Getting quickly and easily back to the starting point is always a challenge for multi-day Erie Canalway Trail cyclists. Erie Canal Bike Transport is working hard to remedy that. Meet Evan Schiller, owner of Erie Canal Bike Transport. Ten years ago, Schiller was ferrying travelers from the airport to a popular Rochester-based bed and breakfast … Continue reading Trailside: Home the easier way – Erie Canal Bike Transport can bring you back

Meet Erie Canalway Trail End-to-Ender Martine Wong

A cross-country trip often follows a college graduation, but for Martine Wong and friends it was not the usual road trip. They made the journey by bike, becoming End-to-Enders in the process. Upon graduating from the University of Vermont, Martine, Shana McCann and Brooke Shaffer chose to travel from Burlington, Vermont to Seattle, Washington without … Continue reading Meet Erie Canalway Trail End-to-Ender Martine Wong

Adopt-a-Trail Spotlight: Long-time trail user Hannah Wilson gives back

Growing up along Erie Canalway Trail inspired a SUNY Brockport student to become a trail adopter. New trail adopter, Hannah Wilson, a first-year student at SUNY Brockport and a native of the western New York village, grew up with the Erie Canalway Trail. She took many bike rides with her sister from Brockport to Holley. … Continue reading Adopt-a-Trail Spotlight: Long-time trail user Hannah Wilson gives back

Trail Ambassadors – A family affair

For Dave Ross of Brockport, cycling on the Erie Canalway Trail is the best way to spend time with family and friends. The opportunity to also help other trail visitors along the way led Dave and his friends to become Canalway Trail Ambassadors. Since 2010, Dave, his friend Dennis Miller, and Dave’s son Hunter have … Continue reading Trail Ambassadors – A family affair

500 riders, 400 miles, 300 photos, 200 communities: Cycling the Erie Canal

There is no better way to see  the history and beautiful scenery New York has to offer than traveling by bike. This year PTNY hosted more than 500  bicyclists on the 16th annual Cycling the Erie Canal bike tour July 13-20. Representatives from the New York State Canal Corporation, Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation … Continue reading 500 riders, 400 miles, 300 photos, 200 communities: Cycling the Erie Canal