• Black and white photo of a girl and her family on a canal packet boat in Rochester, NY

    Erie Canalway

    National Heritage Corridor New York

Fees & Reservations

ACTIVITY FEES

There are no admission fees to the Erie Canalway and most of the towpath sections. There are fees for boating through the locks and private and non-profit historic sites may charge admission or accept donations for special events and programs.

Information on fees for boating through the locks may be found with the New York State Canal Corporation.

Did You Know?

A closeup image of several people in a boat being towed along the Erie Canal.

Once known by skeptics as "Clinton's Ditch," the Erie Canal trumped its doubters by opening faster and cheaper transportation across New York State and advanced Euro-American settlement of the Northeast, Midwest, and Great Plains.