Category Archives: Erie Canalway Trail

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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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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Erie Canalway Heritage Fund seeks Director of Development

The Erie Canalway Heritage Fund is the nonprofit fundraising organization of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.  The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, in partnership with the National Park Service, collaborates with communities and organizations to preserve and interpret the nationally … Continue reading

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Canal Clean Sweep April 19-21

More than 2,000 volunteers have already committed to help clean up the NYS Canal System and Canalway Trail as part ofCanal Clean Sweep 2013.  Will you be one of them?  Withnearly 100 events, there are many ways you can help. … Continue reading

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Erie Canal video slideshow highlights New York’s most famous waterway

Get inspired to explore the Erie Canalway Trail in 2013! Check out this new video slideshow from our partners at the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.

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Cohoes plans get OK for bike/pedestrian retrofit of the “Black Bridge”

The Albany County City of Cohoes has decided to go forward with transforming an old Delaware & Hudson Railway bridge into a pedestrian-bicycle pathway. The bridge, connecting Van Schaick Island and the village of Green Island, is a part of … Continue reading

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Re-water the Erie Canal in Rochester?

The City of Rochester is updating its Center City Master Plan. They are asking for input on what they think the City’s top priorities should be. One initiative the city is looking into is the re-watering of the historic Erie … Continue reading

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Bicycle tourism can be a boon to local economies

Schenectady Gazette editorial, Tuesday, October 9: Communities, such as St. Johnsville, Fort Plain, Minden, Palatine Bridge and Canajoharie, get to see see the economic impact of cycling each July, as more than 500 cyclists pass through on their 400-mile Canalway … Continue reading

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Proposed expansion of the Auburn Trail from Farmington to Canandaigua

The last of a series of input meetings for the Auburn Trail Connection to Ontario Pathways Feasibility Study will be held at 6:30 p.m. this Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the Canandaigua Town Hall. Citizens will have a chance to offer … Continue reading

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