Get ready for fun, fitness, and adventure on the NYS Canalway System and Canalway Trail! The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is launching the Canalway Challenge in spring 2019 to help people achieve their personal fitness goals while experiencing the Erie Canalway’s many treasures. Whether you are an elite cyclist or a family looking to get more active, you can walk, run, paddle, or cycle your way to achieving your personal mileage goal.

Participation is free and registration is open to individuals and groups. Simply register online and choose a mileage goal of 15, 90, 180, or 360 miles (End-to-End/Buffalo to Albany); then walk, run, cycle, or paddle on the Canalway Trail and NYS Canal System to achieve it. You may can complete the Canalway Challenge in one big trip or many small ones.  

Like a hiker seeking to become an Adirondack 46-er, you can strive for mileage status and recognition through the Canalway Challenge. The program will offer opportunities to share your experiences on social media and join a Facebook group to be part of a supportive community. Upon completion, you can show off your accomplishment with a photo finish, car/kayak decal, and gear bag.  

The Canalway Challenge is funded in part by a grant from Market NY through I LOVE NY, New York State’s Division of Tourism, as part of the State’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative. Additional sponsorship is provided by the NYS Canal Corporation.

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