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The Champlain Canalway Trail Action Plan has the goal to: Complete and promote an attractive and continuous route for the Champlain Canalway Trail from Waterford to Whitehall, including: historic ...

The Champlain Canalway Trail Action Plan has the goal to: Complete and promote an attractive and continuous route for the Champlain Canalway Trail from Waterford to Whitehall, including: historic towpaths; community attractions; on-street bicycle routes; and integrated as part of a regional trail network.

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    • Champlain Canalway Trail Action Plan A Guide for Communities
    • The Canalway Trail System
      • Erie
      • Champlain
      • Oswego
      • Cayuga-Seneca
    • Champlain Canalway Trail Working Group
      • Lakes to Locks Passage
      • Town of Halfmoon
      • Town of Fort Edward
      • Hudson Crossing Park Inc.
      • Saratoga County Snowmobile Assn
      • Washington County Assn of Snowmobile Clubs
      • Washington County Planning Dept
      • Warren County Planning Dept
      • Saratoga PLAN
      • Saratoga National Historical Park
      • Agricultural Stewardship Assn
      • NYS Canal Corporation
      • Hudson River Valley Greenway
      • Parks & Trails New York
      • NYS Dept of Transportation
      • Adirondack / Glens Falls Transportation Council
      • Feeder Canal Alliance
      • NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
      • Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
      Assistance provided by the National Park Service Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program www.nps.gov/rtca
    • Our Goal:
      • Complete and promote an attractive and continuous route for the Champlain Canalway Trail from Waterford to Whitehall, including:
        • historic towpaths
        • community attractions
        • on-street bicycle routes
        • part of a regional trail network
    • Our Approach:
      • Local trail “open house” workshops
        • Identify issues & opportunities
        • Find ways communities can capture trail benefits
        • Define trail route(s)
      • “ Bicycles Bring Business” workshops
      • Champlain Canalway Trail “Action Plan”
        • Local and regional action
      • Exploring ways to raise the profile of the trail
        • Events & promotions
      • Encouraging local Canalway Trail projects
    • Why an action plan & why now?
      • Take advantage of opportunities
      • Locally-driven; “help ourselves”
      • Identify ways to work together
    • What are potential trail benefits in your community? Alternative transportation Better health Close-to-home recreation Trail events Bicycle tourism Fishing & boating access Link business to historic sites & other attractions Trailside art Boost real estate values Attract visitor spending to our communities Outdoor experiences for kids Safe routes to schools Walkable communities Local or regional trail & canal festival Snowmobiles bring business Preserve historic features
    • Trail Studies in New York
      • Economic benefits to communities
      • Trail user surveys
      • Property owners’ attitudes
      • Impacts on real estate
      • Trail safety
    • Trail Marketing in New York
      • Erie Canal Cycling guide
      • Inn-to-Inn Touring
      • 3-day Tours
      • Champlain Bikeways
    • State of the Trail
      • 71 miles total:
      • 17 miles open today
      • 14 miles planned or in construction
      • 14 miles defined but not pieced together
      • 26 miles – trail route undefined
    • Existing & Planned Trail Segments
      • Whitehall
      • Fort Ann to Ft Edward
      • Glens Falls Feeder Canal Trail
      • Schuylerville
      • Saratoga NHP / Town
      • Stillwater
      • Halfmoon
      • Waterford
    • Regional & Connecting Trails
      • Lake Champlain Bikeways
      • Feeder Canal Trail
      • Warren County Bikeway
      • Snowmobile Trails
      • Zim Smith Trail
      • Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail
      • Delaware Ave Trail
      • HRV Greenway Trail
    • What is in the Action Plan?
      • Vision for the Trail
      • Trail Benefits
      • General recommendations
      • Local maps & recommendations
    • The Vision: a World - Class Recreational Trail
      • Destination Quality
        • Comparable to Erie Canalway Trail
        • Off-road where possible
        • Shared use
      • Serve local communities
        • Link business districts, parks, historic sites, neighborhoods…
        • Locally-driven
    • Economic Benefits of Trails
      • Local spending by day users:
        • Average $3 - $11 / day
      • Total benefits to host communities:
        • $1.2 - $1.9 million / year
        • $200k - $600k / year in new money
        • Erie Canalway Trail: $28m / year
      • Property values:
        • 0% - 6% increase near the trail
        • Easier sales
    • Other Benefits of Trails
      • Healthy physical activity
        • Close to home / families
      • Transportation / livability
        • Walkable & bike-friendly
        • Safe Routes to Schools
      • History & community identity
        • Preserve & link historic sites
        • Connect us with our story
    • General Recommendations
      • Act locally / coordinate regionally
        • Support locally-based trail projects
        • Establish regional linkages
        • Promote consistent, high standards
      • “ Activate” and promote the trail
        • Trail-related events
        • Bicycle tourism
      • Enhance accommodations & Canal / trail linkages
        • Shared facilities (water trail camping at locks)
        • Pedestrian & bicycle - friendly practices
    • Local Recommendations
      • Short sections
        • 1 to 3 miles
      • Existing conditions
        • Key features
        • Anchors & linkages
      • Preferred & alternative routes
      • Suggested actions
        • Next steps
        • Potential partners
        • Key considerations
    • Possible within 1 – 3 years:
      • Local and regional events
        • Clean Sweep, Canal Splash & GHR Paddle
        • National Trails Day, HRV Ramble
        • Demonstration “signature” trail event
      • On-road bike route linkages
        • River Rd / Fort Miller
      • Complete trail sections
        • Schuylerville to Lock 5 Island
        • Fort Ann to Kingsbury
        • Waterford to Halfmoon
      • Dix Bridge
    • Within 3 – 10 years:
      • Promote trail tourism
        • Trail tourism itineraries
        • On-line marketing
        • Expand services for trail users
      • Complete more trail linkages
        • Within communities, business districts, waterfronts
        • Special planning studies for key trail “gap” areas
        • Regional loops & linkages with other trails (Zim Smith, snowmobile trails, others)
    • Future Funding
      • Transportation Enhancements (NYS-DOT)
      • NYS Environmental Protection Fund (NYS-OPRHP)
      • Recreational Trails Fund (NYS-OPRHP)
        • Up to $200,000
      • Challenge Cost Share grants (NPS)
        • Designated National Trails and RTCA-assisted rail-trails
        • Up to $10,000
      • Hudson River Greenway Trails grants
        • Up to $5,000
    • Next Steps:
      • Coordinate regionally
        • Canalway Trail Assn NY (CTANY)
        • Funding & mutual support
      • Outreach to communities & groups
        • Encourage & support local projects
        • Enhance the trail’s profile (web, events)
      • Seek near-term successes
        • On-the-ground success
        • Optimize benefits to communities
    • Let’s Go
    • Champlain Canalway Trail Action Plan A Guide for Communities Find us on the web: www.hudsoncrossingpark.org www.hudsongreenway.ny.gov or invite us to your community to share the Action Plan