The New York State Canal Corporation has announced it has made $1 million in grants throughout the State for projects that raise awareness about the Canal System’s rich heritage as well as initiatives to enhance canal trails on land and water. The grants were made as part of $763 million awarded by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo following recommendations from the State’s 10 Regional Economic Development Councils.
Newark Trail Connector ($150,000). The Finger Lakes village of Newark in Wayne County will improve about 1.6 miles of Erie Canalway Trail that is currently too narrow, lacks wayfinding signage and is susceptible to erosion. The trail will be widened and outfitted with lighting between the Edgett Road Bridge to the Port of Newark and downtown business district.