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The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor includes the 524 miles of navigable canal that comprise the New York State Canal System, including the Erie, Cayuga-Seneca, Oswego, and Champlain Canals, plus the historic alignments of these canals and the 234 cities, towns, and villages that lie immediately adjacent to the navigable waterway and the historic alignments.
The Erie Canalway Corridor encompasses 4,834 square miles in 23 counties. The population of the corridor is 2.7 million people and includes the largest population centers in Upstate New York, including Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and the state capital, Albany.
Travel to the Corridor will vary, depending on where you choose to begin your visit. Please view the Maps Page for assistance.
Did You Know?
Horses and mules powered New York's canal system until 1918. They walked on towpaths, connected to boats by a long towline. Animals and crews usually worked in shifts around the clock: six hours on, six hours off, resting in stables and bunks on board between shifts.