Vince Scalise, Chairman of the Cayuga-Seneca Canal Trail Association, will speak on “Planning for the Future: The Cayuga/Seneca Canal Trail, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, in the Finger Lakes Institute Classroom, 601 S. Main St.
Planning for the development of the Canal Trail has taken about seven years. When the trail is completed, it will extend 19 miles from the lakeshore in Geneva, follow along the canal to Waterloo, Seneca Falls and then to the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge.
Individuals and organizations from Ontario and Seneca counties have been involved in the project with support from the Seneca County Board of Supervisors, Parks and Trails New York and the Canal Corporation. The trail provides a vital link to the Erie Canal trail, offering an opportunity for hikers and bikers to visit two Finger Lakes, state parks, historic sites, a national park and a national wildlife refuge.
Economic development, health and physical fitness, education, recreation and being a part of the beauty of the Finger Lakes region are some of the benefits of the proposed trail. Scalise's talk will allow the audience to learn about the steps taken to date to make the trail a reality.
This event is free and open to the public; registration is requested by calling ext. 4382 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.