Celebration in Village of Fairport Unveils Newly Completed Infrastructure Improvements
Amenities Along the Erie Canal Include Liftbridge Lane West and Pedestrian Promenade
200th Anniversary of Canal Opening in Fairport also Commemorated
Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the opening of the 2022 navigation season along the 524-mile New York State Canal system, kicking off the 198th consecutive opening of the waterway and celebrating the ongoing bicentennial of the Erie Canal's construction and completion, which spanned from 1817 to 1825. As part of the kickoff of the new boating season, the New York Power Authority, New York State Canal Corporation, and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, joined officials in the Village of Fairport, Monroe County to unveil the completion of recent infrastructure improvement projects along the Erie Canal.