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Rock the Locks
Along the Erie Canal
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Visit Central New York - and the Erie Canal


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, it's a toss-up what to see first. Get started by visiting Family Fun > Erie Canal  to see what's happening around the towns.


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. 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.

Three of the Canal's four waterways - the Western, Eastern, and Cayuga-Seneca Canals - are featured in this website, and you can find additional information at www.DiscovertheErieCanal.com. Once called the '8th Wonder of the World,' the Erie Canal forever changed the course of American infrastructure and prosperity by opening up new trade routes 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.


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