Experience America’s most famous man-made waterway

Explore the Erie Canal and discover a waterway that shaped our nation. Stretching more than 500 miles across the full expanse of upstate New York, the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor encompasses New York's canal system and the communities that grew along its shores.

Immerse yourself in the sites and stories that make the Erie Canalway a national treasure. You’ll discover a place where bold ideas, a can-do spirit, and innovation are still at work preserving our past and shaping our future.

The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor...

preserves our extraordinary canal heritage, promotes the Corridor as a world-class tourism destination, and fosters vibrant communities connected by more than 500 miles of waterway.

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National Historic Landmark Designation

Celebrate 200!

Tourism Research Project

2017 Festival & Sponsorship Applications



Picture Yourself Here

Boats, bikes, festivals, and fun on the water... Enjoy a look at the year past and picture yourself here in 2017.