There are many great adventures in store when you hit the trail or get out on the water. Check out the events below or try one of our recommended cycling or paddling half-day and full-day trips. A few miles at a time will start to add up!
Enjoy the beauty of the Erie Canal while running (or cheering) the Erie Canal Half, an event organized by the Boilermaker Road Race. Half marathon, 5K, relay, and kids races available; sign up and earn your Canalway Challenge miles!
Explore the Erie Canalway Trail near Rochester at Black Girls Do Bike’s Saturday biking event series. Learn biking basics from REI, then track your Canalway Challenge miles with a leisurely group bike ride on the trail.
Whether you’re an avid paddler or family looking to get more active, head to Lock 32 and learn the basics of kayaking and stand up paddle boarding so you can safely enjoy paddling through New York famous Erie canal and lock system.
June 13, July 11 >> Erie Canal Boat Company, Lockport
Enjoy a free two-day paddling and cycling event at the new Erie Canal Boat Company location at Wide Waters Marina in Lockport, NY. Explore and try adaptive and standard equipment options and discover the joy of recreation on the historic Erie Canal!
Wednesdays, July 11 - August 8 >> Montgomery County, multiple locations
Spend your Wednesday evenings this summer kayaking the Mohawk River/Erie Canal and exploring the history, environment, art, recreation, and transportation of the Mohawk Valley. Participate in all five events and rack up 15 miles for the Canalway Challenge.
Join kayakers, canoeists, and stand-up paddleboarders on the Oswego River & Canal for the 7th annual Oswego Paddlefest. Enjoy a 5.5-mile or 13-mile paddle through four locks along this historic waterway.
A pancake breakfast from 8-11 am is followed by inclusive kayaking from 10 am until 4 pm for people of all abilities and a range of mobility needs. A variety of adaptive equipment will be available, and guides will ensure a safe paddling experience. $25 covers two breakfasts and a one-hour paddling experience for two. Hosted by Move Along Inc., in partnership with Oswego Expeditions, Phoenix Risin…
Celebrate the Erie Canal with a day filled with family-friendly activities, demonstrations, dance, dramatization and great music that represent the 1800s canal era. Sign up for the Mule Skinner 5K Walk/Run Race and earn Canalway Challenge miles.
Join a 3-day fully supported bike ride from Johnstown, NY, where Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born and inspired, to Seneca Falls, where she shared her ideas with the world, via the Erie Canalway Trail, the information highway of Stanton's time.
Run two miles, bike 17 miles, then run another two miles through beautiful fall foliage, and conclude with a barbecue dinner. Participate as an individual or team and track your Canalway Challenge miles, or join the cheering section!
Join the fun at this 2-mile colorful run/walk along the Erie Canalway Trail open to people of all abilities. Run or walk through four different color stations along the route and participate in a final color toss.
Enjoy a fun 8-mile paddle through the Waterford Flight and into the Champlain Canal. Or join in the festivities at the end point, Halfmoon Lighthouse Park. Proceeds go to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.