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Erie Canalway Offers Pedal-Paddle-Run 2017

9 May, 2017


The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the New York State Canal Corporation have teamed up to sponsor 27 festivals and events in 2017 to showcase the Canalway Corridor's nationally significant heritage and the tremendous recreational appeal of the waterway and Canalway Trail today. 

Among these are the Pedal - Paddle - Run, May 13, Aqueduct Park, Niskayuna;It's known as "Not Your Typical" Triathlon.

Events are a significant contributor to the $380 million in economic impact generated annually by canal-related tourism. Erie Canalway and NYS Canal Corporation's investment in event sponsorships is expected to be matched nearly 18:1 by local sponsors and attract a projected 88,000 people. Sponsored events are just a few of the more than 400 events that take place each year along New York's canals. 

Download the list of sponsored events or visit thr website for details. The NYS Canal Corporation maintains a full calendar of events-- check it out for weekly activities and festivals.

NYS Canal System is scheduled to open Friday, May 19. Opening ceremonies take place at Lock 2 in Waterford at 10 am. Find detailed hours of operation and sign up for Notices to Mariners at www.canals.ny.gov

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