Located in the village of Palmyra located at mile marker 253 on the Erie Canal, Historic Palmyra is a must see on any trip within the Erie Canal Corridor. With 5 museums within easy walking distance from Palmyra’s Marina, Palmyra has been a vital community throughout the history of the Erie Canal, and is as important today as it was 200 years ago.
Lyons NY Celebrates Bicentennial Of Erie Canal With Season Long List Of Events
Lyon’s is once again at the top of the list when it comes to Erie Canal Communities. As the bi-centennial of the construction of the Erie Canal begins in 2017, Lyons has become the first community to develop an overall schedule of events for the coming season.
Beginning in April, Lyons has brought together both governmental and community organizations to stage events in conjunction with the community’s connection to the Erie Canal
2017 Navigation Schedule on the Erie Canal
The NYS Canal Corporation has just released the schedule for the 2017 Navigation Season.
Mariners are advised that, conditions permitting, all portions of the New York State Canal System are scheduled to open Friday, May 19, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. for the 2017 navigation season.
Additionally, in commemoration of the bicentennial of the start of Erie Canal construction in 1817, there will be no tolls or fees for recreational use of the Canal System in 2017.
The hours of operation for the 2017 season are as follows:
A Drive Through Wayne County NY
A Drive Through Wayne County NY
New York’s Great Lake and Canal Getaway
Day 1 – Palmyra, Macedon
Visit some of the amazing Palmyra Museum’s
Alling Coverlet Museum, Largest collection of hand-woven coverlets in America
Erie Canal Depot, Experience an old passenger and commercial depot
William Phelps General Store Museum ,A 19th century original general store with original items
Grandin Building. Historic site of publication of Book of Mormon, Restored building includes
Authentic 1830’s bookstore, bindery and print shop.
Have lunch at Muddy Waters Cafe at the Palmyra Marina
Stroll through the Village of Palmyra and visit some of the great antique and specialty shops.
Try some wine at J D Wine Cellars located in Macedon
Dinner at Flaherty’s in Macedon which offers first hand Old Irish charm and hospitality
Return to your overnight accommodations
Day 2 – Palmyra – Newark
Take a walk on Palmyra Wetland Nature Trail, Located on Maple Avenue, ¼ mile north of the
“four church” corner in the center of the Village of Palmyra. This one mike hike is rich in both
Natural and historical interest with easy access to Aqueduct Park, Aldrich Change Bridge and
Lock 29. Wetlands were formed in the excavations of the original Erie Canal.
Follow the Erie Canal to Newark
Take a tour of the Hoffman Clock Museum, which houses the largest collection of New York
State Clocks in the country.
Have lunch at the Corner Tavern
Check into the Vintage Gardens Bed & Breakfast or the Quality Inn located in Newark or the
Peppermint Cottage Bed & Breakfast in Lyons.
Follow Mural Mania’s mural trail along the Erie Canal into Lyons
Don’t miss visiting the Wayne County Old Jail Museum Built in 1856, the former Wayne County
Jail and Sheriff’s residence was housed here and used until 1961. Tour the 24 cell blocks still
Attached and learn the stories of the inmates.
Have dinner in Lyons at Bone Appetit BBQ or Growler’s Pub & Grill.
Return to your overnight accommodations.
Day 3 – Clyde – Savannah
Drive east to Clyde and have lunch at The Brick Oven of Clyde
Follow Route 31 into Savannah
Visit the Montezuma Audubon Center, located on its 198 acre are five types of habitat, two
Restored freshwater marshes, two-miles and trails, and an all-access observation platform.
Contact Christine Worth, Director of Tourism. firstname.lastname@example.org Wayne County Tourism 9 Pearl St. Suite 3 Lyons NY 14489
www.waynecountytourism.com (800) 527-6510
Boating on the Erie Canal
Whether you’re in a kayak, 50’ cruiser or anything in-between you will find a unique boating experience on the Erie Canal. With 55 locks, 16 lift bridges, more than 60 communities all on the 524 miles of navigable waterway that make up the Erie Canal System. A boat trip on the Erie is something you won’t soon forget. Whether you plan your trip to last a day, week or month the Erie will not disappoint.
We are currently writing articles to inspire, enlighten, and guide your discovery of the Erie Canal.
New articles are on their way. Check back soon for canal news, guides, and history.