The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and New York State Canal Corporation recently unveiled the latest installation of the State’s iconic lighting program, celebrating Erie Canal Lock E17 in Little Falls, in Herkimer County, NY. [Read more…] about Erie Canal Lighting Unveiled in Little Falls
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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. [Read more…] about NYS Canal System Announces Fall Hours of Operation
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has announced a call for entries for its 17th annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest. Images should convey people enjoying activities on the waterway and Canalway Trail or show the unique character of New York’s canals and canal communities. [Read more…] about Erie Canalway Photo Contest Call for Entries
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor will host “Paddle the Canals: ON the Erie,” their annual paddling event, set for Saturday, August 6th. [Read more…] about Paddle The Erie Canal: Baldwinsville to Onondaga Lake
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the New York State Canal Corporation, through the Reimagine the Canals initiative, have announced that 38 non-profit organizations and municipalities will receive grants in 2022 totaling $259,300.
The grants will support 11 tourism infrastructure and amenity improvements and 27 events along the NYS Canal System. [Read more…] about Canal Tourism Infrastructure, Event Grants Announced
Standard hours of operation will be 7 am to 5 pm until October 12th, but busier locks and lift bridges will be open on demand until 10 pm. If adjustments to the schedule are necessary, the public will be notified accordingly. There are no tolls or fees for recreational use of the Canal system this year. [Read more…] about New York State Canal System Opens May 20th
The free program invites participants to choose a personal mileage goal and then walk, run, cycle, or paddle to achieve it and receive recognition. [Read more…] about 2022 Canalway Challenge Kicks Off
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has announced a new guide from the Fitness Inclusion Network (Fit-IN) that provides information to help organizations and communities promote and grow inclusive bicycling recreation along the Erie Canalway Trail.
The guide walks readers through various types of cycling equipment and provides step-by-step instructions for bringing inclusive cycling to communities via Fit-IN’s TRAID on the Trails program. [Read more…] about New Adaptive Canal Cycling Guide Available
The Commission manages the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, which was established by Congress in 2000. The Corridor spans 524 miles across the full expanse of the upstate New York. It includes the Erie, Cayuga-Seneca, Oswego, and Champlain Canals and their historic alignments. The Corridor encompasses 4,834 square miles in 23 counties and is home to 3.2 million people. [Read more…] about Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Reauthorized to 2037
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has announced the release of the 2021 Erie Canalway Annual Report.
The report features highlights of efforts made to preserve and promote the nation’s most successful and influential constructed waterway, the Erie Canal, and to connect people with its recreational and economic opportunities, distinctive heritage, and scenic beauty. [Read more…] about Erie Canalway 2021 Annual Report Available