Recreation

Recreation

Erie Canal- East
ALBANY
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 Corning City Preserve

Play area, picnic tables, and venue for concerts and events along the Hudson River. Nine mile paved cycling and walking trail connects Albany to Watervliet.  Visit Site >

AMSTERDAM
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 Riverlink Park

Riverfront park with boat dock, fresh water and electrical power for visitors. Summer events and concert series.  Visit Site >

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 Down by the River Kayak Rental

(518) 423-5254

Kayak tours and rentals on the Erie Canal/Mohawk River  Visit Site >

FORT PLAIN
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 Lock 15 State Canal Park

(518) 993-4161

Located toward the western end of over 40 miles of continuous trail, the site features camping, potable water, toilets, and picnic facilities.  Visit Site >

HERKIMER
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 Erie Canal Cruises

(315) 717-0350

Daily cruises, speciality cruises, private charters, group tours  Visit Site >

LITTLE FALLS
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 Little Falls Canal Harbor and Rotary Park

(315) 823-1453

Visitor center and services for boaters include: water, restroom and showers, laundry, WIFI, boat launch, small tent camping for cyclists, and picnic area.  Visit Site >

MARCY
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 Lock 20 State Canal Park

(315) 735-2684

Located along a new Canalway Trail segment near Utica; features camping, potable water, toilets and picnic facilities.  Visit Site >

NEW LONDON
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 Lock 21 State Canal Park

(315) 336-8229

Located at the eastern end of the Old Erie Canal State Park. The site features toilets and picnic facilities in a rural setting. Designated Biker-Hiker-Boater camping facility.  Visit Site >

NISKAYUNA
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 Lock 7 State Canal Park

(518) 374-7912

Boat launch, lock, rest area, fishing, bike-hike trail, and picnic area.  Visit Site >

ROME
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 Bellamy Harbor Park

(315) 339-7656

Picnic, fish, or launch a canoe or kayak on the Erie Canal. Site accessible to persons with mobility handicaps.  Visit Site >

ROTTERDAM
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 Lock 8 State Canal Park

(518) 346-4631

Lock, fishing, rest area, bike-hike trail access and picnic area.  Visit Site >

SCHENECTADY
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 Boat House

(518) 393-5711

Kayak/canoe rental  Visit Site >

WATERFORD
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 Lock 6 State Canal Park

(518) 237-4014

Facilities and picnic area for boaters, cyclists, fishing.  Visit Site >

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 Upstate Kayak Rentals

(518) 209-1063

Hourly kayak rentals from the Waterford Boat Launch near the Waterford Harbor Visitor Center. Will deliver/pick up to different locations for groups of 10 or more.  Visit Site >

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 Waterford Harbor Visitor Center

(518) 233-9123

Start your visit to Waterford and the Waterford Flight of locks here. Services for boaters include water, showers, electric, and pump-out. Merchandise, phone/computer, free wifi, and information at the dockside Visitor Center. Boat launch. Kayak rentals nearby.  Visit Site >
Passport Site

Erie Canal- Central
BREWERTON
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 Oneida Shores Park

(315) 676-7366

Kayak/canoe launch  Visit Site >

CLEVELAND
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 Angler's Bay Cottages and Marina

(315) 675-3662

Sport fishing, and pontoon boat rental on Oneida Lake and the Erie Canal.  Visit Site >

LIVERPOOL
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 Onondaga Lake Park

(315) 453-6721

Kayak/canoe launch. Bike and skate rentals from the McKie Rental Shop, located next to the Griffin Visitor Center at the south end of the park.  Visit Site >

SKANEATELES
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 Mid-Lakes Navigation

(800) 545-4318

Daily cruises on the Erie Canal and Skaneateles Lake; self-skippered canal boat charters  Visit Site >

Erie Canal- West
BUFFALO
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 Buffalo Harbor Kayak

(716) 228-9153

Kayak and stand up paddleboard rental  Visit Site >

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 Buffalo River History Tours

(716) 796-4556

Daily tours and speciality cruises; private charters  Visit Site >

FAIRPORT
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 Colonial Belle - Erie Canal Cruises

(585) 223-9470

Narrated Erie Canal tour boat cruise  Visit Site >

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 Erie Canal Boat Company, Inc.

(585) 748-2628

Kayak/canoe, paddle board, bicycle, pontoon boat rentals; adaptive paddling available  Visit Site >

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 Low Bridge Charters

(585) 944-1764

Self-skippered canal boat rental  Visit Site >

GREECE
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 Greece Canal Park

Spacious park with trails, playing fields, picnic facilities, and indoor meeting space immediately adjacent to the canal and Canalway Trail. Dock available- no overnight accommodations.  Visit Site >

HOLLEY
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 Holley Canal Park

Amenities include showers, restrooms, picnic facilities, and camping for tents only. Trails to playground, fishing, and waterfall. Short walk to village shops and restaurants.

LOCKPORT
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 Lockport Caves

(716) 438-0174

Underground boat tour through a 1,700-foot manmade tunnel constructed in the 1850s in the Niagara Escarpment. The tunnel once channelled hydropower from the Flight of Five Locks to run several Lockport factories.  Visit Site >

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 Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises

(800) 378-0352 (716) 433-6155

Daily narrated cruises through the Erie Canal and locks.  Visit Site >

MACEDON
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 Lock 30 State Canal Park

(315) 986-5631

Boater-Biker-Hiker facilities at Lock 30 include: potable water, toilets, picnic facilities, camping, boat ramp and kayak launching dock, which makes this a favorite location for kayaking and canoeing. Butterfly Nature Trail and Community Concert Series in summer.  Visit Site >

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 Mid-Lakes Navigation: Macedon Landing

(315) 986-3011

Self-skippered canal boat rental  Visit Site >

MIDDLEPORT
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 Middleport Canal Bank

Picnic area, restrooms and showers, Main Street shops and Middleport Lift Bridge make for a pleasant stop along the canal.  Visit Site >

NEWARK
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 T. Spencer Knight Park and Visitor Center

(315) 331-2705

The park and visitor center on the Erie Canal features a series of four stunning murals depicting scenes of Erie Canal history. Self-guided walking tours and boater facilities available. Easily accessed from the Erie Canalway Trail.   Visit Site >
Passport Site

NORTH TONAWANDA
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 Gateway Harbor

(716) 695-8520

Boat facilities equipped with electric and water with day and overnight rates. Restaurants and businesses within walking distance. Free summer concerts. Docking fee for boaters.  Visit Site >

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 Niagara River Cruises

(716) 512-8081

Daily cruises on the Erie Canal  Visit Site >

PITTSFORD
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 Bushnell's Basin Boat Dock and Canal Amenity Center

(585) 223-5050

The historic hamlet of Bushnell's Basin features canalside shops and restaurants, amenities for boaters and cyclists, and trail access. This site received a Heritage Award-Honorable Mention from Erie Canalway in 2013 for excellence in planning and development that showcases the hamlet's historic character and connection to the canal.  Visit Site >

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 Cornhill Navigation

(585) 262-5661

Daily public cruises, private charters, educational charters, and teacher programs on packet boat replica Sam Patch.  Visit Site >

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 Lock 32 Whitewater Kayaking Park

(585) 586-4330, (585) 328-3960

A team of kayaking enthusiasts transformed the Erie Canal spillway at Lock 32 into a white water playground in 2000. The park offers lessons for paddlers of all ages and abilities.  Visit Site >

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 Schoen Place

Popular canal front promenade with shopping and dining, Canalway Trail access.  Visit Site >

ROCHESTER
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 Genesee Waterways Center

(585) 328-3960

Kayak/canoe rental  Visit Site >

Cayuga-Seneca Canal
AURORA
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 Finger Lakes Boat Rental

(315) 364-8663

Daily and multi-day power boat rentals on Cayuga Lake  Visit Site >

GENEVA
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 Finger Lakes Boat Tours

(315) 789-5520

Tours, private charters, wine tasting, day trips, and bus tours  Visit Site >

ITHACA
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 Cornell Outfitting Rental Center

(607) 255-1807

Kayak/canoe rental  Visit Site >

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 Ithaca Boat Tours

(607) 697-0166

Tours and speciality cruises  Visit Site >

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 Toherio Tours

1-866-846-4376

Educational and interpretive tours provide public awareness of water quality issues affecting Cayuga Lake; Sat-Sun, May-October.  Visit Site >

LANSING
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 Paddle-N-More

(607)349-4767

Kayak, canoe, and stand-up paddleboard rentals at Myers Park in Lansing and Taughannock Falls State Park in Trumansburg.  Visit Site >

OVID
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 Water to Wine Tours

(607) 229-6368

Tour award-winning Finger Lakes wineries from a boat along scenic Cayuga Lake. Private and group tours available. Cruises depart from the dock at Silverstrand Bed & Breakfast, Ovid, NY or Long Point State Park in Aurora, NY. Reservations required.  Visit Site >

SENECA FALLS
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 Erie Canal Cruise Lines

(800) 962-1771

Self-skippered canal boat rental  Visit Site >

SENECA LAKE, WATERLOO
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 Force Seven Charters, Inc.

(585) 330-7440

Custom pleasure cruising, sport fishing, and tours  Visit Site >

UNION SPRINGS
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 Cruise-USA

(228) 424-3768

Self-skippered boat rental  Visit Site >

WATERLOO
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 Canal Side Experiences

(315) 651-4443

Kayak/canoe rental; hourly tours, skippered charters  Visit Site >

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 Finger Lakes Water Adventures

(315) 789- 5520

Boat rentals and tours  Visit Site >

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 Fuzzy Guppies

(315) 539-8848

Kayak/canoe, paddleboard rentals  Visit Site >

WATKINS GLEN
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 Captain Bill's

(607) 535-4541

Seneca Lake cruises  Visit Site >

Champlain Canal
GLENS FALLS
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 Glens Falls Feeder Trail

(518) 792-5363

9-mile stone dust trail along historic feeder canal from Ft. Edward to Glens Falls. The trail then connects with the Glens Falls Bikeway to Lake George.  Visit Site >

HALFMOON
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 Halfmoon Lighthouse Park

(518) 371-7410

Launch for canoes and kayaks. Picnic pavilion, restrooms.  Visit Site >

MECHANICVILLE
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 Historic Mechanicville Terminal

Located off Terminal Street between Lock 2 and Lock 3, the site offers a canoe and kayak launch and boater facilities.

SCHAGHTICOKE
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 Lock 4 State Canal Park

(518) 664-5261

Includes a picnic area, observation platform at the lock, a canoe launch, and 1.5 mile nature trail. Shale bluffs overlook the Hoosic River as it passes over a series of rapids before entering the Hudson.

SCHUYLERVILLE
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 Mohawk Maiden Cruises LLC

(518) 636-6146

Daily narrated cruises on the Champlain Canal.  Visit Site >

WATERFORD
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 Lock 2 State Canal Park

(518) 233-9123

Facilities for boaters, visitor's center, picnic areas, and interpretive exhibits. Provides a good starting point for cycling day trips along Bike "9" or a shorter trip along a 1.5 mile section of the old Champlain Canal towpath in Waterford.  Visit Site >

Oswego Canal
PHOENIX
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 Phoenix Bridge House

(315) 695-1308

The Bridge House at Lock 1 offers a variety of boater services and is home of the Bridge House Brats, local teens who connect boaters to downtown retail stores and other sites of interest. Housed in a historic canal structure built in 1917, the bridge house still contains original levers and controls once used to operate a nearby drawbridge. Also displays Canal artifacts.  Visit Site >