Champlain Canal

Construction started in 1817 and was completed in 1822.  The Canal starts in Waterford at the junction of the Mohawk & Hudson rivers and allows for passage to Lake Champlain and on to Canada through the Richelieu Canal.

Today its path travels a little more than 60 miles to the southern junction with Lake Champlain.  This Canal could best be described as a path through history.  Before our countries independence this waterway played an important role in our countries formation.  The British, French and Americans all traveled north and south through this stretch of the region.  Forts were constructed such as Ticonderoga and Edward.  The battle of Saratoga, George Washington etc.  it’s all here on the Champlain

Before the construction of the Canal, the most widely used route from New York City to Canada was up the Hudson River to Fort Edward then by portage to Lake George, another portage to Lake Champlain and on to Canada.  The completion of the Champlain Canal offered an all water route from New York to Canada and beyond.

No matter how you plan to visit the Champlain, whether by boat, car or bike, discover the communities that make up this part of the NYS Canal System, check out the all the historical sites associated with not just with the Canal, but also those that define the history of the nation.

Communities of the Canal

Champlain Canal News & Articles

  • The Erie Canal

    The Erie Canal

    The Erie Canal About: The Erie Canal, often referred to the NYS Barge Canal includes 524 miles of navigable waterways throughout NYS. The Canals that make up the Erie Canal System include the Cayuga / Seneca, The Champlain, The Oswego and the Erie itself. These 4 Canals allow for travel from inland NY to anywhere […]
  • History in your Backyard Series:  A behind the scenes look at the Revolutionary War

    History in your Backyard Series: A behind the scenes look at the Revolutionary War

    History in Your Backyard Series: A behind the scenes look at the Revolutionary War   We make history fun and exciting! Have you ever wanted to get an insider’s look into history?  Would you like to see recently uncovered artifacts that provide insight into the region’s long history, explore a historic home that served as […]
  • No Fees For Recreational Boating On The Erie Canal For The 2017 Navigational Season

    No Fees For Recreational Boating On The Erie Canal For The 2017 Navigational Season

    No Fees For Recreational Boating On The Erie Canal For The 2017 Navigational Season The Canal is open and in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the beginning of construction of the Erie Canal, The New York State Canal Corporation has announced that there will be no fees for recreational boaters this season. Now we […]
  • 2017 Navigation Schedule on 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 […]
  • Coming Soon!

    Coming Soon!

    We are currently writing articles to inspire, enlighten, and guide your discovery of the Erie Canal.
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