What's Hot on the Trail?

Discover great food and beverages, historic sites, parks, and communities along the waterway and trail as you complete your Canalway Challenge. Stay motivated and get the whole family involved in discovering all you can do along the canal.

Record and share your experiences!

Check the recommended sites below for tips on places to visit in each region and seek out new ones as you travel. After each trip, record the name and location of your favorite sites when you log your miles. Share your Hot on the Trail recommendations on social media.

Here's What's Hot...

Canalway Challengers have lots of recommendations. Here are some Hot Picks. Be sure to check back from time to time to see what's Hot on the Trail!

Anchor Bar, Buffalo
Uncle G's Ice Cream, Pendleton
Lake Effect Ice Cream, Lockport
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, Amherst
Erie Canal Discovery Center, Lockport
Holley Canal Falls, Holley
Lockport Flight of Five, Lockport
Culvert Road, Medina
Village of Brockport, Brockport
Village of Medina, Medina
Schoen Place, Pittsford
Richardson's Canal House, Bushnell's Basin
Historic Palmyra Museum Complex, Palmrya
Old Erie Canal Heritage Park at Port Byron, Port Byron
Womens Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Montezuma
Historic Lock 60, Macedon
Richmond Aqueduct, Montezuma
Village of Fairport, Fairport
Village of Lyons- Murals, Lyons
Sip on Syracuse Beverage Trail, Syracuse
Canalside Inn, Little Falls
Erie Canal Museum- Weighlock Building, Syracuse
Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, Chittenango
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome
Green Lakes State Park, Fayetteville
Old Erie Canal State Park, DeWitt to Rome
Verona Beach Light House, Verona Beach
Sylvan Beach, Sylvan Beach
Little Falls, Little Falls
Karen's Produce and Ice Cream Stand, Fort Hunter
Evolve Eatery, South Amsterdam
NYS Museum, Albany
Herkimer Home State Historic Site, Little Falls
Arkell Museum, Canajoharie
Mohawk Gateway Overlook, Amsterdam
Cohoes Falls- Falls View Park, Cohoes
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Fort Hunter
Waterford Flight- Locks 2-6, Waterford
Canal Street Market Place (Farmers Market), Fort Edward
Old Fort Museum, Fort Edward
Saratoga National Historical Park, Stillwater
Hyde Collection, Glens Falls
Whitehall Heritage Area Visitor Center, Whitehall
Hudson Crossing Park, Schuylerville
DEC Fort Edward Grasslands, Fort Edward
Glens Falls Feeder Canal, Fort Edward - Glens Falls
Old Champlain Canal Towpath Trail, Schuylerville
Schuylerville, Schuylerville
Lock 1 Distilling Company, Phoenix
H.Lee White Marine Museum, Oswego
Great Bear Spring Recreation Area, Fulton
Fort Ontario State Historic Site, Oswego
Phoenix Bridge House at Lock O1, Phoenix
Oswego Paddlefest, Fulton and Minetto to Oswego
Old Oswego Canal Lock 7, Fulton
Concerts on the River, Phoenix
Old City Hall (Bar & Grill), Oswego
Finger Lakes Beer Trail , Multiple locations
Women's Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Montezuma
Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen
Combined Locks CS 2-3, Seneca Falls
Memorial Day in Waterloo, Waterloo
Richmond Aqueduct, Montezuma
Ludovico Sculpture Trail, Seneca Falls
Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry, Seneca Falls


Use the NYS Canals Map to find sites and plan your trip.

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