• 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?

Image of several people on a canal boat.

The Erie Canal was the "information superhighway" of its time! While intended to facilitate faster and less expensive trade and commerce, it became the key route for the spread of news and of social reforms like abolition and women's rights.