2022 Navigation Season on the Erie Canal opening day

We are excited to announce that the NYS Canal Corporation has announced the opening date for the Canal system for 2022.

Mariners are advised that, conditions permitting, all portions of the New York State Canal system are scheduled to open Friday, May 20, 2022, at 7:00 a.m. for the 2022 navigation season.  This proposed schedule of operations could be impacted by the COVID pandemic and/or the need to repair critical infrastructure.  The public will be notified accordingly through the Notice to Mariners system if this occurs. There are no tolls or fees for recreational use of the Canal system in 2022.

The Canal Corporation urges all users to register to receive updates through the “Notice to Mariners” notification program at www.canals.ny.gov.

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    1. Bill Drage

      You need to reach out to the NYS Canal Corporation, because they are the ones who set the schedule. We absolutely agree with your comment.

  1. Russell Witkop

    This all refers to when you’re legally able to navigate the canal. I’m wondering when the actual fill date is scheduled?

    1. Bill Drage

      You’re correct, I believe it is currently being re-watered in various areas depending on work being completed in different regions. I read today that the Waterford Flight was being re-watered. The Cayuga/Seneca is full. Hope you’re able to take full advantage of the waterway this season!

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