North Tonawanda, by Terry Ross Cervi
Erie Canalway Home Erie Canalway Explore Erie Canalway Learn Erie Canalway Get Involved Erie Canalway About Us Erie Canalway Gallery Erie Canalway Contact
Erie Canalway Getting Here
Erie Canalway Things to do
Erie Canal Plan You Visit Canalway Regions
Things to Know Before You Come
Erie Canalways Operating Hours and Seasons
Erie Canalways Fees and Reservations
Erie Canalway Weather
Erie Canalway Wifi
Erie Canalway Brochures and Maps
Erie Canalway Brochures and Maps
j Things to Know: Operating Hours and Seasons
Most towpath sections of the Erie Canalway are open year around from dawn until dusk.
The canal is typically open from May 1 through November 15. It is closed to boat traffic during the winter. The New York State Canal Corporation is responsible for canal operation and maintenance. For more information on lock hours of operation, call 1-800-4-canal-4 or visit
NYS Canal Corporation.

Visitor Center at the Eastern Gateway
to the Canal System in Waterford

Be sure to visit the Waterford Harbor Visitor Center at Lock 2 Park in Waterford. Visitors can picnic, watch boats, or explore the waterway by canoe, kayak, or motorboat. The center offers an orientation to the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, as well as local and regional attractions, and a farmer's market on Sunday mornings from June through October. Boater ammenities include: water, showers, electric, pump-out, merchandise, phone and computer access.
Directly across the Mohawk River and connected by a pedestrian bridge, visit Peebles Island State Park at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers. The 158-acre park features spectacular river views from trails that traverse the island’s gently rolling and wooded landscape.
tile tile tile
  Peebles Island State Park  
Peebles Island State Park

P.O. Box 219
Waterford, NY 12188
Phone:(518) 237-7000, ext. 206
GPS Coordinates:

N 42° 47’ 02.1”
W 073° 40’ 50.3”

Canalway E-news sign up Corridor map FOIA and Accessibility Information