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

  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
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