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Canal System Part Of “TAKE A FRIEND SNOWMOBILING” To Highlight Recreation On Canalway Trail

Trails along the New York State Canal System offer abundant recreational opportunities, even in the winter. To highlight these, the New York State Canal Corporation, in conjunction with the NYS Snowmobile Association and snowmobile associations in Saratoga and Washington County, is sponsoring a “Take a Friend Snowmobiling” event that gives visitors a chance to take a snowmobile ride in and around Hudson Crossing Park in Schuylerville.

Besides snowmobiling, trails along the canal system are also used by many cross-country skiers and snow-shoeing enthusiasts

WHAT: “Take a Friend Snowmobiling” event to ride with members of regional snowmobiling clubs.

WHERE: Hudson Crossing Park, County Road 42, Schuylerville

WHO: Canal Corporation Director Brian Stratton, representatives from Friends of Hudson Crossing Park and state and regional snowmobiling clubs

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Director Stratton will be available from 10:30-11 a.m.

Contact: Bill Sweitzer, NYS Canal Corporation, 518-527-7824 william.sweitzer@canals.ny.gov


About the New York State Canal Corporation

The New York State Canal system includes the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca canals. Spanning 524 miles, the waterway links the Hudson River with the Great Lakes, the Finger Lakes and Lake Champlain. In 2017, the Canal Corporation will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the groundbreaking for the Erie Canal, which occurred in the city of Rome on July 4, 1817. The Erie Canalway Trail is a multi-use trail, designed to accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists, and cross-country skiers.Together the canals and trail create a world-class recreationway that is a vibrant, scenic and unique New York resource.