Basic Information

Weather along the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor can vary greatly from one end of the Corridor to the other. Lake effect snows in winter from Buffalo to Syracuse may only be flurries by Utica, and merely cloudy skies in Albany. Clearing skies in Rochester may be the wake of a heavy thunderstorm that has moved on to Saratoga Springs.

Entrance Fees:

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor - $0.00

There are no admission fees to the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. There are fees for boating through the locks and private and non-profit historic sites may charge admission or accept donations. Information on fees for boating through the locks may be found at the New York State Canal Corporation, visit, http://www.canals.ny.gov/boating/tolls.html.

 
 
Erie Canal in Brockport, NY

The exceptional scenery, history, culture, and natural resources of the New York State Canal System and communities along its shores earned this unique region designation as the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor in 2000.

The Corridor spans 524 miles across the full expanse of upstate New York. It includes the Erie, Cayuga-Seneca, Osweto, and Champlain Canals and more than 200 canal communities.

  • The Canal System is open from May through mid-November. The Canal System connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Great Lakes, Lake Champlain, and a vast network of inland waterways.

  • The Erie Canalway Trail is open year-round. The Erie Canalway Trail follows the canal route from Buffalo to Albany; three-quarters of the 365-mile trail is off road.

  • Whether you explore by boat, bike, or car, it's easy to access canalside villages, towns, and cities. A highlight of any visit is spending time in canal communities, where unique shops, restaurants, historic sites, and museums await.


Last updated: March 7, 2016

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 219
Waterford, NY 12188

Phone:

(518) 237-7000 x207

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