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.
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.
We envisioned Hot on the Trail pre-COVID-19. With NY on Pause, it's time to get creative. We encourage you to pursue Hot on the Trail locally and to visit less crowded sites that remain open to visitation. Order restaurant take out or have a picnic for LOCAL FOOD/BEVERAGE. Look for outdoor sculptures or murals for ARTS. We suspect you'll have no trouble finding HIDDEN GEMS. Most important, be safe and have fun while tracing history and tracking miles!
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!
Use the NYS Canals Map to find sites and plan your trip.