The Amherst Marine Center, a marina located on the Erie Canal, in Amherst, NY, near Niagara Falls and Buffalo, is now renting pontoon boats for cruising and camping on the historic Erie Canal. At the relaxed pace of the 10 MPH speed limit, cruise the historic towns and locks that opened America. Enjoy some of New York's most beautiful rural scenery. The canal-era towns and cities of Tonawanda, Lockport, Gasport, Middleport, Medina, Brockport, Fairport await your visit. Longer cruises will take you through the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, into the Finger Lakes and to the canal's eastern terminus near Albany, NY at the Hudson River.