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Bob Stivers
Canal Corporation of NY State

Connect with the Historic Erie Canal


Just like the original 1905 Erie Canal song, passengers on board the Colonial Belle navigate a 'low bridge' in Newark, NY.
Fun-filled boat trips are offered daily from April - October (photo by Bob Stopper).

Low Bridge ev'ry body down, Low bridge for we're comin' to a town .. since 1825, the 363 mile long Erie Canal has welcomed and inspired visitors from around the World. Boats travel across NY State from Albany to Buffalo by passing through 34 locks that raise or lower the water level by 565 feet.

With convenient access to boat tours  and historic attractions, a Visit to the Erie Canal is perfect for a day trip or weekend getaway. Parts of the NEW 750 Mile Empire Trail  follow alongside with exciting opportunities for hiking, biking, and paddling, and Canal Towns  offer all the necessary amenities, including great places to dine & stay.
Experience New York's extraordinary canals. 500 miles of interconnected waterways, accessible trails, welcoming communities, and attractions make the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor a place for all to explore and enjoy. 


Go  HERE  to Find out More about Recreational Hiking, Biking & Paddling 

The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has added Seven NEW 3 or 4 day itineraries  around the Erie Canal and Canalway Trail, featuring biking, paddling, and sightseeing at your own pace.

 Take an Erie Canalway Multiday Recreational Itinerary in 2022

Discover great communities and enjoy the food, attractions, and hidden gems along New York’s extraordinary canals. Choose itineraries in the greater Rochester, Syracuse, or Albany areas; or do a Village-to-Village tour of canal towns. Places to dine & stay are suggested. 

Images: (from top left) Brockport, Lockport, downtown Syracuse (2), and Pittsford

For More Information, Visit www.eriecanalway.org/itineraries


Explore the Erie Canal by Region

Map of the Erie Canal, including its three laterals - the Champlain, Cayuga-Seneca, and Oswego Canals

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