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Visit Central New York
and See The Erie Canal
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Chenango County


Vacation Upstate NY Erie Canal Corridor Syracuse NY

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


In celebration of the Erie Canal's 200th Anniversary, you can 'Rock the Locks'  on a special journey aboard one of several guided boat tours  from early spring through late fall. Be sure to bring along your camera as guides point out the local beauty, landmarks, and key attractions - while 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

Follow the Erie Canal as it courses through New York State


The Erie Canal is one of the crowning American technological achievements of the 19th Century, and can be appreciated any time of year. You can visit the hands-on Erie Canal Museumhoused in the only remaining weighlock building in Syracuse, and travel 40 mintes north to the City of Oswego  where you'll find 400 years of Great lakes maritime heritage at the H. Lee White Maritime Museum.  At the museum's Maritime Pier, you can board an original WWII LT-5 tugboat, see a 19th century canal barge, and take an exciting boat ride to a historic Great Lakes lighthouse  in the Port City's harbor. 

For an additional description of the various waterways and canal-related navigation aids, please visit the DiscovertheErieCanal.com  website. Once called the '8th Wonder of the World,' the Erie Canal forever changed the course of America's infrastructure and prosperity by opening up new trade routes and a new form of transportation between Buffalo to the West, Albany to the East, and additional points North & South .. and its legacy still flows mightily through the locks, rivers & lakes, and fascinating communities it serves. 

 >> Go HERE to Learn More about the Erie Canal 's 200th Anniversary

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