The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has announced the recipients of the 2020 Erie Canalway Heritage Award of Excellence. This years recipients are Erie Canal Heritage Park at Port Byron and Gateway Harbor of the Tonawandas in North Tonawanda and Tonawanda. The Port of Newark in Newark received Honorable Mention. [Read more…] about Erie Canalway Heritage Award Winners Announced
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The historic Matton Shipyard is a rare surviving example of an early 20th century ship building and repair facility. From 1916 to 1983, Matton workers built more than 340 tug boats, police boats, WWII submarine chasers, and other vessels.
Matton Shipyard is located in Peebles Island State Park at the junction of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers. It is strategically linked to several land and water-based recreational trails. [Read more…] about Progress Being Made At Historic Matton Shipyard in Cohoes
Portions of the New York State Canal system are scheduled to open on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. for the 2020 navigation season.
Major construction and maintenance at several locks continues. [Read more…] about Portions of Erie Canal Opening Friday
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is calling for entries for its 15th annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest. Images should convey the unique character of New York’s canals and canal communities. [Read more…] about Erie Canalway Photo Contest Call for Entries
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has invited New Yorkers to take part in the 2020 Canalway Challenge, tracing history and tracking miles along New York’s canals and Canalway Trail.
Part fitness challenge, part journey of discovery, the Canalway Challenge is free and registration is open to people of all ages and abilities. [Read more…] about Canalway Challenge Promotes Health and History
Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the New York State Canal System will not open the locks to navigation on May 15th as previously announced. [Read more…] about NYS Canal System Opening Being Delayed
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has announced a call for nominations for the Erie Canalway Heritage Award of Excellence. The Heritage Award of Excellence celebrates outstanding places within the National Heritage Corridor where people have come together to make the Corridor a more vibrant place to live, work, and visit. [Read more…] about Erie Canalway Heritage Award Nominations Sought
Registration is now open for Parks & Trails New York’s 22nd annual Cycle the Erie Canal tour, an opportunity to bike across New York State and learn the history of the Erie Canal.
The eight-day, 400-mile recreational bicycle tour from Buffalo to Albany is scheduled for July 12-19, 2020. [Read more…] about 22nd Annual Cycle the Erie Canal Tour Planned
The Erie Canalway Heritage Corridor has announced a call for Heritage Award of Excellence nominations in January 2020. This award honors and celebrates significant places within the Corridor and recognizes excellence in advancing the goals of the Preservation and Management Plan. Municipalities, community groups, private entities, and non-profit organizations are encouraged to submit a nomination. [Read more…] about Canalway Heritage Award Nominations Sought
The public has been invited to pick up a free 2020 Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor calendar starting December 1, 2019 at selected libraries and visitor centers throughout the National Heritage Corridor.
The calendar features winning images from this year’s Erie Canalway photo contest. [Read more…] about Erie Canalway Calendar Available December 1st