Erie Canalway Trail End-to-End Recognition


Who Qualifies?

Whether you hike, bike, or kayak, completing the entire 360-mile Erie Canalway Trail is an accomplishment worth celebrating. In 2012, Parks & Trails New York and the New York State Canal Corporation created the End-to-End recognition program to celebrate the achievements of the trail's long distance travelers. Almost 2,000 people have since shared their End-to-End experience along the Erie Canalway Trail.

The End-to-End Recognition Program acknowledges those individuals who complete the entire length of the Erie Canalway Trail, between Buffalo and Albany. An End-to-Ender is anyone who has traveled the entire trail, by bike or foot. It can be in one multi-day trip or in segments over a long period of time.

Summer 2021 REI Gift Card Giveaway

win_rei_gift_card_end_to_end.pngAdventure season is here!

If you ride or walk the entire trail this summer and register as an End-to-Ender between May 8, 2021 and the end of September, you'll be entered to win a $50 REI gift card. And, as always, just for registering you'll get a certificate of completion, a free sticker, and a shout-out in our newsletter and social media!

How will End-to-Enders be recognized?


  • A certificate to officially recognize your achievement and access to a Facebook frame
  • An End-to-End sticker
  • Inclusion in our e-communications and on social media celebrating the End-to-Enders

Become an End-to-Ender

The first step is to register. Click on the button below to register. The registration form will ask you some questions about your trip and overall experience. Your responses not only let us know more about you, they also give us more information about the way people travel along the Erie Canalway Trail.

Parks & Trails New York staff continue to work remotely. Please expect delays in processing registration and receiving your decal and letter in the mail. Thank you for your understanding.

Note: If you complete Parks & Trails New York's 8-day Cycle the Erie Canal Annual Bike Tour, you will receive your decal at the end of the ride and will only have to complete Part I of the application.

End-to-End Program Sponsors

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