Boat the Canals

Visit this section often to learn more about boating on the Erie Canal.  This section will include detailed information on how to get the most out of a vacation on the water.   Articles about the best destinations for boaters.  Articles about the marinas along the more than 524 miles of navigable waterways.  Articles about destinations along the water front, from wineries to museums.

Boating News & Articles

  • Towboat US Oneida Lake Under New Ownership

    Towboat US Oneida Lake Under New Ownership

    For boaters along a significant portion of the Erie Canal in Central NY, Towboat US continues to maintain a significant presence on the water.   Towboat US Oneida Lake has a new owner. Capt. Jake Van Reenen who also owns Towboat US services in Rochester and Clayton NY is now servicing Oneida Lake as well as […]
  • Palmyra NY Harbor Hosts

    Palmyra NY Harbor Hosts

    Welcome to Palmyra!  That is the message of the Palmyra Harbor Hosts to visitors who tie up at the Port of Palmyra on the Erie Canal. Now in their fifth year , the Harbor Hosts (HH), volunteers from Palmyra and Macedon, have worked with hundreds of visitors from all over the state, the country and […]
  • Lyons NY Peppermint Days

    Lyons NY Peppermint Days

    Peppermint Days, Lyons NY 2017 If you like parades, fireworks, concerts, food, car shows and small-town charm then you want to be in Lyons NY from July 13th – 16th 2017. Lyons celebrates its heritage as the Peppermint Capital of the world. In 1841 E.G. Hotchiss located his essential oils business to Lyons where he […]
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