What You Can Do


Do your part!

There's a lot you can do to help ensure that the unique local, state, and national assets of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor are enjoyed and protected for everyone.

Stay in touch. Sign up for our e-newsletter. Like us on Facebook. Share your views and photos and stay informed about what's happening in the National Heritage Corridor.

Explore. Visit a section of the canal you’ve never seen for your next boating, biking, fishing, or vacation adventure.

Learn. Seek out one of the many national and state historic sites and museums throughout the Canalway Corridor to learn more about its history and predominance in building New York State.

Enjoy. Celebrate our heritage at festivals and events taking place along the canal this year.

Clean up! Litter and trash dumping spoil the natural beauty and health of the canal, and make it less attractive to visitors. Be sure to use recycling and trash receptacles when visiting the Canalway Corridor.

Be vocal. Participate in public planning forums in your community to advocate for Canalway Corridor protection and enhancements.

Volunteer. Get involved with local community organizations that promote heritage tourism and historic preservation.

Share. Historians and local community enthusiasts are invited to become volunteer interpretive guides for the National Park Service's Trails and Rails Program. Trained guides share the great stories of events and people that shaped the nation’s history. E-mail or call Joe LaLumia: 518-573-8628; nytrailsandrails@gmail.com