What is a Blueway?

A blueway trail is a small boat and paddling route that combines recreation, tourism and environmental awareness. The blueway trail guides visitors to play areas, rest stations and land-based attractions. Blueway trails connect to villages, hamlets and main streets to encourage travelers to visit communities and generate economic activity and promote revitalization.

The Black River Blueway Trail was created because of its recreational offerings, ample lodging, and pristine nature. The Black River Blueway Trail is undergoing park and facility development and improvements to enhance use and provide proper access to one of New York State’s greatest outdoor playgrounds…the Black River.