• 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


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?

partial map of Erie Canalway NHC

New York State Barge Canal Lock 17 replaced four locks on the Enlarged Erie Canal in 1916. The world's highest single lift lock at the time, it raised boats over 40 feet.