Find Your Way to Historic Canal Sites This Summer

WATERFORD, NY – Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has produced a new directory of canal sites and museums to introduce New York State residents and visitors to more than 45 sites all along the NYS Canal System. The directory is available at numerous canal sites and visitor centers along the Erie, Oswego, Cayuga-Seneca and Champlain canals.

Erie Canalway Site Directory
Erie Canalway Site Directory

“Summer is the perfect time for families and visitors to explore New York State’s historic canals,” said Bob Radliff, director of Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. “Whether traveling by boat, bike, or car, the directory will help people find their way to interesting places.”

Each site showcases a different part of the canal’s legacy, from its famous locks and low bridges, to its transformation of New York State, to the prominent role it continues to play in shaping communities along its shores.

The directory also includes a large map to show the location of each site and information about things to see and do along the canal.

“There’s a lot to be said for online guides and apps, but many of our visitors also like to have a brochure in hand – or in their glove compartment, boat map case, or bike bag,” Radliff said.

For those who prefer an electronic option, Erie Canalway also has a trip planning section on its website: www.eriecanalway/explore

The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor spans 524 miles across the full expanse of upstate New York, encompassing the Erie, Cayuga-Seneca, Oswego, and Champlain canals and their historic alignments, as well as more than 230 canal communities.