Canalway Trail adopters help visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience and get to meet some fascinating trail travelers.
Presently, about 50 groups and individuals are participating in the Canalway Trail Adopt-a-Trail (AAT) program by adopting sections of trail within their communities across the state. Individuals, school and scout groups, civic and church organizations, and sports and recreation clubs from throughout the canal corridor participate in the Adopt-a-Trail program.
Adopt-a-Trail groups tackle many types of maintenance tasks such as picking up litter, mowing, trimming brush, removing fallen branches, raking and patching the trail surface, maintaining signs, painting, and landscaping. Group coordinators receive a cap and identifying T-shirt. Adopters are also recognized with a trail sign on their adopted section.
Trail adopters are able to work on their own schedule but it is recommended that between April and November they engage in maintenance activities once a month. A few adopters tend to their trail sections almost every day, with individuals often times picking up scraps or monitoring the trail as part of a morning or evening walk or ride.
Please consider giving back to your local segment of the Canalway Trail System. PTNY’s Adopt-a-Trail Map makes it easy to locate sections of trail in need of adoption.