Experience the canal that transformed America

Explore the Erie Canal and discover the legendary waterway that shaped our nation. Nowhere else will you find the infamous low bridges and mighty locks of the NYS Canal System or discover charming towns and vibrant cities whose canal waterfronts still lead to historic Main Streets.

Travel by boat, bike, car, or simply visit online. You’ll find unparalleled history, scenery, and adventure on more than 500 miles of interconnected waterways and trails.

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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Take the Road Less Traveled

Take a quick getaway to the Erie Canal. We’ve been welcoming world travelers since 1825.

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