Welcoming World Travelers Since 1825
Explore the Erie Canal and discover America's most famous and influential man-made waterway. Nowhere else will you find the distinctive locks and low bridges of the New York State Canal System or discover towns and cities whose watery front doors still give way to lively Main Streets.
More than 500 miles of historic waterways and trails are here to explore.
The Erie Canal carried more than cargo. It was the Internet of its day.Read More
Experience the rich history, hometown hospitality, and numerous attractions of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.Read More
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Did You Know?
Rochester, NY was America’s first inland boom town. The stone aqueduct carried the enlarged Erie Canal over the Genesee River. It now supports the Broad Street bridge.