• 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

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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?

partial map of Erie Canalway NHC

York State's canal system has been in continuous operation from 1825 until today – longer than any other constructed transportation system on the continent.