Canalway Trail Alerts

Stay informed on Canalway Trail alerts for the latest updates regarding trail conditions, closures and safety.
Cyclists enjoying the scenic Empire State Trail during the Weeklong Cycling the Erie Canal event in German Flatts, NY.

Current Canalway Trail Alerts

Alerts for Canal Corporation-operated trail segments. View alerts for segments owned by others.

Trail Work: July 02 - November 01, 2024

Champlain Canalway/Empire State Trail
Fort Edward, NY

Kiewit Corporation will be working adjacent to the trail and using the segment of trail highlighted for vehicular access to their work areas. Flaggers will be used to coordinate trailway user access with ongoing construction access.

Work activities will take place:

Tuesday, July 02 – Friday November 01, 2024
7am – 6 pm; Monday – Saturday


* Sundays

* July 4th, 2024

As this is a part of a construction area, trail users are advised to slow down. follow signs and use caution while on this portion of trail.

Expect increased traffic volume on Towpath Road (highlighted in Green on the trail advisory map) during this time.

View the trail advisory map.

Trail Closure: May 21 –October 1, 2024

Erie Canalway Trail
Royalton, NY

Trail closure in the Town of Royalton, NY. Trail will be closed from Root Road to the Mill Street trailhead (highlighted in red on the trail closure map). Canals will be performing repair work along the Canal embankment and trail. Work is scheduled to continue from May 21st, 2024 and run through October 1, 2024. Please check back for updates to this closure as completion date may vary.

Confident long distance road bikers can reroute as follows (Eastbound):

  • Exit Trail on Left
  • Head North on Root Road
  • Right on Townline Road
  • Right on Carmen Road
  • Left on Mill Street
  • Trail Access will be on your Right

View the detour route in blue on the trail closure map.

View the trail closure map.

Bright yellow trail crossing sign with symbols of a bicycle and pedestrian, indicating a trail crossing ahead for cyclists and pedestrians. Important signage for trail safety and awareness.

Get to Know the Canals & Trails

Trail Programs

The Canalway Trail is a recreational resource for cycling, walking, jogging and camping.
A signpost for the Canalway Trail on the Erie section of the Empire State Trail stands prominently in the foreground. Vibrant autumn leaves in shades of orange, yellow, and green provide a colorful backdrop to the serene paved pathway, hinting at the tranquil experience of exploring the Canalway Trail in the fall season.

About Us

Discover New York State's Canal system, operated by the New York State Canal Corporation, connecting the Hudson River with the Great Lakes, Finger Lakes, and Lake Champlain. Explore the 365-mile Canalway Trail, part of the Empire State Trail, fostering economic growth and community resilience through the Reimagine the Canals initiative.
Scenic view of the Riverie boat cruising along the canal with a modern arch bridge and city skyline in the background, showcasing the vibrant waterfront atmosphere in Rochester, NY.