Oswego Canal

The Oswego begins its current journey north at mile marker 160 at the point that is known best as Three Rivers.  The current canal was opened in 1917 to correspond with the modern-day route and heads north to Lake Ontario.  The Canal is  24’ miles long and has 7 locks.  Most travelers on the Canal today are heading for points north in Canada or headed to the Great Lakes, but slow down a bit and take some time to visit the communities along the Oswego.  At mile 2 stop at the village of Phoenix.  You will more than likely be visited by one of the members of the bridge house brats, a volunteer youth group that will help you enjoy your stay by delivering meals, ice, and supplies.  Continue to Fulton, Minetto, and finally Oswego home of Harbor fest, one of the largest celebrations held along the entire canal towards the end of July each year.

Communities of the Canal

Oswego Canal News & Articles

  • Canal Clean Sweep 2018

    Canal Clean Sweep 2018

    Each year to correspond with Earth Day, communities and organizations up and down the Canal organize to clean the banks of the Canal  This year 38 separate events are scheduled.   This event now in it’s 8th. year continues to grow in size. To learn more about all the events along the Canal visit the https://www.ptny.org/events/canal-clean-sweep
  • Barge Canal Centennial Celebrations Planned For Rochester

    Barge Canal Centennial Celebrations Planned For Rochester

    We currently travel on the third generation of the Erie Canal, commonly referred to as the “Barge Canal” 2018 celebrates the centennial of the opening of this version of the Canal system. The fact that we travel today on infrastructure designed and built 100 years ago is a great testament to the engineers and builders […]
  • Fees Are Waived For Recreational Boaters On The Erie Canal in 2018

    Fees Are Waived For Recreational Boaters On The Erie Canal in 2018

    For the second straight year fees for recreational boaters are being waived for all recreational boaters on the Erie Canal Season.  That’s the good news, of course that notice came out right after the notification from the New York State Canal Corporation related to the once again shortened schedule for the 2018 navigation season.  The revised schedule […]
  • 2018 Navigation Season On The Erie Canal

    2018 Navigation Season On The Erie Canal

    Dates & Hours of Operation during the 2018 Navigation Season on the Erie Canal The New York State Canal Corporation announced once again that the navigation season on the Erie Canal will be shortened to a schedule similar to the 2017 season. Boaters are advised that, conditions permitting, the Eastern Erie Canal (locks E-2 Waterford through E-23 […]
  • Art & History Along The Erie Canal

    Art & History Along The Erie Canal

    Explore the juxtaposition of art and history along the Oswego and Erie canals in Oswego and Onondaga counties. Experience vibrant arts centers and interesting tours of modern and historical facilities. Take a walk down a quaint historic street, through fascinating museums, shops and a thought-provoking gallery.   Begin your tour along the historic Oswego Canal […]
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