Closing the Gaps in the Erie Canalway Trail


The Erie Canal and the villages along it are being rediscovered for their scenic beauty and rich role in the history of Colonial America, the American Revolution, commerce, and women's rights.


Parks & Trails New York, in partnership with the NYS Canal Corporation, the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the Canalway Trails Association New York, is working to complete and promote what will ultimately be a 524-mile continuous trail along New York's historic Erie, Oswego, Cayuga-Seneca, and Champlain canals.

Today, the Erie Canalway Trail is more than three-fourths complete, and well on its way to becoming the longest trail of its kind in the country. This multi-use recreational trail complements several state, federal and local efforts to reinvigorate the historic canal corridor. We have been woking in conjunction with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and local communities to call attention to closing the remaining gaps in the Canalway Trail.


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