With summer fast approaching, it is time to start planning weekend trips and family activities. The New York Power Authority and New York State Canal Corporation are once again making it easy for New Yorkers to experience summer fun right in the heart of Upstate New York. Now back for its third season, “On the … Continue reading Spend Your Summer “On the Canals”
The recreation season is in full swing in Brockport! As part of the Empire State Trail Town pilot program, we are ramping up exploring new ways to engage with outdoor enthusiasts in the village. PTNY selected the Village of Brockport as a pilot community for the Empire State Trail Town program after learning more about … Continue reading Brockport Embraced as Empire State Trail Town
From warm weather and blue skies to crisp air and colorful trees, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the New York State Canal Corporation invite you to join us in ushering in a new season of “On the Canals.” Following the smashing success of the summer excursion program, a new slate of family fun … Continue reading On the Canals: Unique Excursions Along New York’s Historic Canals and Canalway Trails
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
Historic, scenic, and healthy— three characteristics that define the 3-mile long Eagle Trail at the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site. Thanks to the Friends of Schoharie Crossing for bringing this trail segment to life! The Friends of Schoharie Crossing decided to undertake a non-traditional approach through PTNY’s Adopt-A-Trail program. Instead of adopting an existing trail … Continue reading New Eagle Trail now open near Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Erie Armada will celebrate its inaugural year in Macedon Canal Park, September 20 – 22, 2019, with a multi-tiered, immersive experience featuring exclusive canal-inspired collaboration brews from brewers throughout New York including Queens-based LIC Beer Project and Buffalo's Thin Man Brewery, Barrier Brewing Co. in Long Island and Rare Form Brewing Co. out of Troy, plus upstate cideries Nine Pin Cider Works and Rogers' Cideryard from Albany and Johnstown respectively. The three-day … Continue reading Erie Armada to highlight New York brews, bites and boats
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
Many thanks to the New Yorkers who celebrated the 14th annual Canal Clean Sweep. The 87 cleanup events saw more than 2,500 spirited volunteers do some spring cleaning for the Canal Corridor. Volunteers worked hard by raking, collecting litter, and planting during this year’s Canal Clean Sweep. The Canalway Trail is looking good just in time for … Continue reading No matter the weather, cleaning the canal together is better!
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.
Congratulations to Canalway Trail Ambassador Dave Kellogg on his recent receipt of the 2016 Trail Tender Award. The Trail Tender Award recognizes the valuable contribution of individuals to promoting, enhancing, and completing the 524-mile New York State Canalway Trail system. Dave has been an active trail user for more than three decades, and over the … Continue reading Trail Tender Award Recognizes Old Erie Canal State Park Trail Ambassador