Most towpath sections of the Erie Canalway are open year around from dawn until dusk. The canal is closed to boat traffic during the winter. For more information on lock hours of operation contact the NYS Canal Corporation.
Be sure to visit the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Visitor Center, located at Peebles Island State Park in Waterford, NY.
Peebles Island State Park is open 7:30 a.m. to dusk daily. To contact them by phone or mail:
P.O. Box 219
Waterford, NY 12188