Effective Thursday, September 15th, 2022, all locks and lift bridges on the NYS Canal System will operate daily between 7 am and 5 pm. The system is scheduled to close to navigation at 5 pm on Wednesday, October 12th, 2022.
All recreational vessel operators should plan their trips accordingly to ensure they exit the system by that time. Commercial operators requiring passage until October 31st, 2022, should contact Danielle LaRue at (315) 423-2340 to obtain a Post Navigation Season Permit.
Photo of boat exits lock 2 on the Erie Canal in Waterford courtesy Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.