Category Archives: Canalway Trail

Another important trail bridge will host a ribbon cutting this fall

Earlier this month we told you about two trail bridges that close significant gaps. The long-awaited reopening of the historic Dix Bridge between Saratoga and Washington counties is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 8. The 426-foot steel span, built in 1895, … Continue reading

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Live, work, or play in Albany? What improvements to the waterfront and Corning Preserve Trail would you like to see?

Earlier this week we told you about two ribbon cuttings for significant trail bridges, one being the Black Bridge in the Albany County city of Cohoes.  It turns out there’s a lot going on in the Capital Region when it … Continue reading

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Trail significant rail trail bridges host ribbon cuttings

Cohoes Trail Bridge to Open Cohoes’ Black Bridge Trail project, a decade in the making, is finally completed.  A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate this project that was approved in 2004 will take place on Thursday, October 17th at 3:00pm. This bridge … Continue reading

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Discover how bicyclists can bring business to your community at two Oneida events

“Bicyclists Bring Business!” Roundtable Wednesday, October 9, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m at the Kallet Civic Center, 159 Main Street, Oneida, NY 13421 Learn more about the cyclists that travel the Erie Canalway Trail  now as well as how your business and community can market to … Continue reading

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Senator Gillibrand renews call for Amtrak to include bicycle racks on new baggage cars

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand renewed her call for Amtrak to include bicycle racks in its plans to modernize the rolling stock used in train services between New York City and Buffalo. The inclusion of bicycle racks would provide ease of … Continue reading

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Mobile-optimized Cycling the Erie Canal interactive map goes live

Now, plan your trip by desktop or smartphone Parks & Trails New York is pleased to introduce an optimized version of our interactive Erie Canalway Trail map, first developed in 2008, which is designed to function on both desktop PCs … Continue reading

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Follow along with our Cycling the Erie Canal riders

Democrat & Chronicle staff writer Justin Murphy and videographer Annette Lein are among the 500 fellow bicycle riders taking the 400-mile trip along the Erie Canal, from Buffalo to Albany for this year’s 15th annual Cycling the Erie Canal bike … Continue reading

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Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grants available

The RTP grant application is currently available through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) located at: http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/ RTP funds can be used for the following Maintenance or restoration of existing recreational trails Development or rehabilitation of trailside and trailhead facilities and trail … Continue reading

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Schumer and Little among lawmakers asking Amtrak to permit roll-on bikes

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and state Sens. Betty Little of Warren County and Brad Hoylman of Manhattan are asking Amtrak to permit roll-on bikes, as it would bring visitors and tourism dollars into New York state. The legislators held a … Continue reading

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Clean Sweep a resounding success

Parks & Trails New York and the New York State Canal Corporation appreciate your dedication this past weekend.  Thousands of volunteers participated in the Canal Clean Sweep April 19-21 Check out some event pictures. Did you miss a Clean Sweep event … Continue reading

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