• 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?

Governor DeWitt Clinton pours water from Lake Erie into the Atlantic Ocean at New York City.

On November 4, 1825, Governor DeWitt Clinton poured water from Lake Erie into the Atlantic Ocean in New York City for the celebration of the "Wedding of the Waters", a major milestone in canal history