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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?
Operated by the New York State Canal Corporation, the Erie Canal system is now actively used for recreational boating and fishing, commercial boating, as well as hiking and bicycling along the cross-state Canalway Trail.