###The New York State Canal System is comprised of four historic waterways, the Erie, the Champlain, the Oswego and the Cayuga-Seneca Canals. Spanning 524 miles across New York state, the waterway links the Hudson River, Lake Champlain, Lake Ontario, the Finger Lakes and the Niagara River with communities rich in history and culture. For more information regarding events, recreation and vacation opportunities along the Canal system, please visit http://www.canals.ny.gov/ or call 1-800-4CANAL4. The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is one of 37 National Heritage Areas in the nation. For information, please visit http://www.eriecanalway.org/ . Parks & Trails New York is the only statewide not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the health and quality of life of New Yorkers through the use and enjoyment of a growing network of parks, pedestrian and bicycle trails, greenways, and heritage corridors around the state. It also organizes an annual July bike tour on the Erie Canalway Trail from Buffalo to Albany. Please see the interactive section of its website, http://www.ptny.org/ .
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