About Middleport

Middleport, located in Niagara County, New York, is a quaint village that encapsulates the charm and history of small-town America. Nestled along the Erie Canal, Middleport has a rich heritage shaped by its strategic location and historical significance. Established in the early 19th century, the village grew alongside the canal, becoming a vital hub for trade and commerce.

One of Middleport’s notable features is its well-preserved historic district, showcasing 19th-century architecture that transports visitors back

in time. The Erie Canal, a marvel of engineering in its era, played a pivotal role in Middleport’s development, fostering economic prosperity and cultural exchange.

The community’s commitment to preserving its heritage is evident in the Middleport Historic District, which boasts charming homes, vintage storefronts, and landmarks that tell the story of the village’s evolution. The Erie Canal Heritage Trail, winding through Middleport, provides residents and tourists with a scenic pathway to explore the region’s natural beauty.

Middleport is more than a collection of buildings and canals; it is a close-knit community with a strong sense of identity. Local events, festivals, and community gatherings foster a sense of belonging, making Middleport not just a historic destination but a vibrant and welcoming place to call home.

News & Events

  • Middleport Preserving Co.

    A large four story building that stood on the northwest side of the canal had a rich history and several different names.  It started as a flour mill which was destroyed in 1859 and came back to life in 1883 as the Ontario Preserving Company. The property was leased to the company by Buel P. […]Read More

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