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

  • 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 […]
  • Locktoberfest on the Erie Canal

    Locktoberfest on the Erie Canal

    Locktoberfest Locktoberfest is a NYS Canal Corporation sponsored series of events located throughout the Erie Canal corridor. This year is no different with events located in five communities on all 4 sections of the Canal Lockport located on the western section of the Erie Canal. Locktoberfest in Lockport is scheduled for Sept. 30th from the […]
  • Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises

    Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises

    While the Erie Canal is busy celebrating its 200th birthday, Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises is celebrating its 30th year of providing visitors to the Erie Canal a great opportunity to get out on the water on one of their cruise boats. In addition, if you’re looking for a venue for a company event […]
  • World Canals Conference 2017 in Syracuse

    World Canals Conference 2017 in Syracuse

    Save the date: September 24-28, 2017! The spotlight will be on the Erie Canal and Central New York for the 2017 World Canals Conference (WCC)!
  • Cruising The Erie Canal From Lyons

    Cruising The Erie Canal From Lyons

    Cruising the Erie Canal from Lyons On Saturday August 26 and Sunday, August 27, The Lyons Rotary and the Lyons Erie Canalway Greeters are sponsoring 3 Erie Canal Cruises. Passengers will travel aboard the 48 passenger Seneca Lake Reel Tours tour boat and will depart from the Lyons dock behind the fire Department Building. On […]
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