Western Erie Canal

At mile marker 200 the Erie begins the western section of the Canal.  The western section of the canal is full of small towns that all offer great opportunities to the Canal visitor.  Towns like Lyons, Fairport, Palmyra, and ending with Tonawanda at mile marker 362, or head another 12 miles to Buffalo the beginning of the original Canal and the only inland Naval Museum within the country.

A trip on the western Erie can last a week or an entire season, there are just too many great places to stay and things to do.  Because the Western Erie re-traces much of the original route it passes through many communities that owe their existence to the creation of the Erie 200 years ago.

Visit the community pages, located throughout the site and take the time to learn about not only the history, but the current day opportunities available to a Canal Travelor.

Communities of the Canal

Western Erie Canal News & Articles

  • 1.5 Billion Dollars Generated Annually Through Events Along The Erie Canal

    1.5 Billion Dollars Generated Annually Through Events Along The Erie Canal

    Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor just released a study which shows that an estimated 1.5 billion dollars is generated annually by events such as boat tours, bicycle and paddle-sport rentals and historic site and museum tours along the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca Canals. Events and tours drew more than 3.3 million visitors in 2017 […]
  • Corning Glass Barge 2018

    Corning Glass Barge 2018

    Glassmaking innovations in Corning have shaped the modern world, from the first electric light bulbs for Thomas Edison and the invention of optical fiber for telecommunications, to the glass used in modern flat screen displays. That story all began with a voyage on New York State’s waterways. In 1868 the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company relocated […]
  • 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 […]
  • Historic Palmyra’s Women’s History Month Event

    Historic Palmyra’s Women’s History Month Event

      A Women’s History Month Program has been set for March 15th from 7 to 9 p at the Alling Coverlet Museum, 132 Market Street, in Palmyra, Wayne County, NY. This event will introduce attendees to the women of Palmyra’s history such as Dr. Harriet Adams, Clarissa Hall Jerome, Lavinia Chase, Harriett Hyde Sexton, Anna […]
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