X Online Chat
close window
previous slide next slide
Rock the Locks
 
 
 
 

     CENTRAL - ERIE CANAL REGION

Cultural Heritage
Central - Erie Canal
Dining
Central - Erie Canal
Entertainment
Central - Erie Canal
Family Fun
Central - Erie Canal
Fishing & Charters
Central - Erie Canal
Getaways
Central - Erie Canal
Lodging
Central - Erie Canal
Shopping & Antiquing
Central - Erie Canal
Sports/Recreation
Central - Erie Canal
State Parks
Central - Erie Canal
Towns & Cities
Central - Erie Canal
Wine & Brew
Central - Erie Canal
 

 

Vacation Upstate NY Erie Canal Corridor Syracuse NY

Avisit to the Central - Erie Canal Region gives you an opportinity to see the historic Erie Canal  and explore its famed canal towns  including the cosmopolitan City of Syracuse, where you'll find great restaurants, cultural events, and fun things to do. There's so much to like about this progressively historic Area, it's a toss-up what to see first. Get started by visiting Family Fun > Erie Canal  to see what's happening around the area.

 

This year, you can 'Rock the Locks'  and Cebrate the Erie Canal's 200th Anniversary on your own - or take a special journey on one of several guided boat tours  from early spring through late fall. Guides point out the local beauty, landmarks, and key attractions - as you pass through New York's heartland - gliding past historic canal towns, scenic farmlands, and thriving wildilfe preserves.


 

Vacation Upstate NY Erie Canal Herzig tours Map

Erie Canal Map courtesy of www.herziggroup.com

 

The Erie Canal is one of the crowning American technological achievements of the 19th Century, and can be appreciated any time of year at the Erie Canal Museum  which is housed in a weighlock building in Syracuse. You can also travel 40 mintes north to the City of Oswego  and explore 400 years of Great lakes maritime heritage at the H. Lee White Maritime Museum.  There, you'll see the 1925 New York State Canal Boat and National Historic Landmark WWII LT-5 tugboat as well.



Once called the '8th Wonder of the World,' the Canal forever changed the course of American infrastructure and prosperity by opening up trade routes to the Great Lakes and Canada, and its legacy still flows mightily through the locks, rivers & lakes, and fascinating communities it serves.