We are working to ensure that the Corridor's historic and distinctive sense of place is widely recognized and consistently protected. Our programs and projects build support for preservation and protect and enhance the authenticity and integrity of the Corridor's historic resources and canals for the benefit of this and future generations.
Every 4th grader in New York State learns about the Erie Canal, but few ever see it. The Erie Canalway Ticket to Ride program is turning that around, so that we teach students firsthand about the innovation, perseverance, and vision that have long been drivers of our state and nation.
Benefits of New York's historic waterway are not limited to recreational users. Economic impacts flow to businesses, industries, agriculture and communities.
Read our 2019 public input for a major initiative by NYPA/NYS Canal Corp to consider new uses and maintenance of the canal system.