2024 Navigation Season on the NYS Canal System

2024 Navigation Season on the NYS Canal System

The New York State Canal Corporation today announced that, conditions permitting, all portions of the New York State Canal system are scheduled to open on Friday, May 17, 2024.

This year marks the 200th consecutive season of navigation along New York’s Canals. The 200th anniversary of the original Erie Canal’s completion and opening will be commemorated as the Erie Canal’s bicentennial in 2025.

There are no tolls or fees for recreational use of the Canal system this year.

Additional information about this year’s season, including hours of operation and more details on the Canal Corporation’s continued collaboration with the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to mitigate aquatic invasive species, will be issued in subsequent Notices to Mariners.

The Canal system is scheduled to close to navigation on Wednesday, October 16, 2024.

As more information on the hours of operation is made known we will update this article

To report an issue or incident along the Canal system, please call the Canal Corporation’s Emergency Call Center at 833-538-1042.


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