Waterford, N.Y. - Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has produced a new directory of canal sites and museums to introduce New York State residents and visitors to more than 45 sites all along the NYS Canal System. The directory is available at numerous canal sites and visitor centers along the Erie, Oswego, Cayuga-Seneca, and Champlain Canals.
"Summer is the perfect time for families and visitors to explore New York State's historic canals," said Bob Radliff, Director of Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. "Whether traveling by boat, bike, or car, the directory will help people find their way to interesting places."
Each site showcases a different part of the canal's legacy-from its famous locks and low bridges, to its transformation of New York State, to the prominent role it continues to play in shaping communities along its shores.
The directory also includes a large map to show the location of each site and information about things to see and do along the canal.
"There's a lot to be said for online guides and apps, but many of our visitors also like to have a brochure in hand - or in their glove compartment, boat map case, or bike bag," shared Radliff.
For those who prefer an electronic option, Erie Canalway also has a trip planning section on its website: www.eriecanalway/explore.
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor spans 524 miles across the full expanse of upstate New York, encompassing the Erie, Cayuga-Seneca, Oswego, and Champlain canals and their historic alignments, as well as more than 230 canal communities.
The Directory is available at the following Canalway locations or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Buffalo Convention & Visitors Bureau, Buffalo
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, Amherst
Bushnell's Basin Canal Amenity Center, Bushnell's Basin
Canalfront Welcome Center, Brockport
Delta Sonic Heritage Farm at the Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo
Erie Canal Discovery Center and Lockport Flight of Five, Lockport
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, North Tonawanda
North Tonawanda History Museum, North Tonawanda
Spencerport Depot and Canal Museum, Spencerport
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, Buffalo
ROCHESTER EAST TO CLYDE
Historic Palmyra, Palmyra
Lyons Main Street Program Lyons
Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester
Rochester Public Library, Rochester
T. Spencer Knight Park and Visitor Center, Newark
Town of Macedon
Wayne County Office of Tourism, Lyons
History Center in Tompkins County, Ithaca
Montezuma Heritage Park, Montezuma
Seneca County Chamber of Commerce, Seneca Falls
Seneca Museum of Waterways & Industry and Seneca Falls Visitor Center, Seneca Falls
Women's Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls
CENTRAL NEW YORK
Camillus Erie Canal Park, Camillus
Canastota Canal Town Museum, Canastota
Chittanango Landing Canal Boat Museum, Chittenango
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse
Gateway Information Center, Kirkwood
Verona Beach Lighthouse, Verona Beach
H. Lee White Marine Museum, Oswego
MOHAWK - HUDSON VALLEYS
Albany Heritage Area Visitor Center & CVB, Albany
Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany
Arkell Museum at Canajoharie, Canajoharie
Burden Iron Works Museum, Troy
Canal Place, Little Falls
Falls View Park and School Street Hydroelectric Facility , Cohoes
Fort Plain Free Library, Fort Plain
Fort Stanwix National Historical Park, Rome
Oneida County Tourism, Utica
Schenectady County Historical Society Museum & Mabee Farm Historic Site, Schenectady and Rotterdam
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Fort Hunter
Waterford Harbor Visitor Center, Waterford
Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center, Waterford
Saratoga National Historical Park, Stillwater
Whitehall Heritage Area Visitor Center, Whitehall
Jean Mackay, Director of Communications and Outreach
518-237-7000, ext 222