Discover great food and beverages, historic sites, parks, and communities along the waterway and trail when you take up the quest for what's Hot on the Trail as you complete your Canalway Challenge. Earn a chance to win great prizes while treasuring the memories you make along the way.
It's easy to participate!
Sign up or log in to your Canalway Challenge. Click on Hot on the Trail in the menu to start your quest.
Visit sites in each of the nine categories below while logging your miles on the waterway or trail.
Fill in the name and location of your favorite site in each category to complete your quest. You'll receive a certificate of recognition and be entered into a drawing to win great prizes.
Here's what's hot this week...
Canalway Challengers have lots of recommendations. We'll update the list as more come in. Be sure to check back from time to time to see what's Hot on the Trail!
- Buffalo to Rochester
- Rochester to Syracuse
- Syracuse to Little Falls
- Little Falls to Albany
- Champlain Canal
- Oswego Canal
- Cayuga-Seneca Canal
Use the NYS Canals Map to find sites and plan your trip.