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Erie Canalway itinerariesWaterford, N.Y. - As the NYS Canal System gets set to open on May 19, Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has released nine new itineraries to lead people to great places and experiences along the Erie and Champlain Canals. The itineraries showcase some of the best historic sites, national and state parks, museums, and recreational experiences and are suited for weekend and day trips. Suggestions for cycling, hiking, paddling, and canal tours, as well as nearby places to eat or picnic are also included.

Southampton Maritime Museum Children's ProgramSouthampton, N.Y. – The Southampton Historical Museum is now offering a one week maritime themed summer camp program at Conscience Point and this program is for children 9 – 14 years old! You can choose to sign your child up for one or both of the programs. The morning program is on the Physics of Sailing and all those young sailors who sign up will be turning canoes into sailing canoes. 

The afternoon program is all about Oceanography where those who sign up will spend the week learning all about marine chemistry, biology, ichthyology, and more! 

These programs will be run by Josh Belfry, Captain of Sea Scout Ship 908.

 

Plattsburgh, N.Y.-The City of Plattsburgh, Lake Champlain Sea Grant and New York Sea Grant are hosting a Lake Champlain Maritime History Program from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at the Plattsburgh City Hall auditorium. Admission is free. 
 
A brief reception will be held from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm with the opportunity to tour the Great Shipwrecks of NY's ‘Great' Lakes exhibit spanning more than 200 years of maritime history across New York State waters in the second-floor atrium, adjacent to the auditorium.

Syracuse, N.Y. - The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York Sea Grant have announced Saturday, February 18, 2017 as the date for the Young Boater Safety Certificate training course at the 2017 Central New York Boat Show. The program will run from 9 am to 5 pm at the Horticulture Building classroom at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. Pre-registration is required for the limited space seating for the course that will be taught by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 21 personnel. New York Sea Grant is taking registrations by phone at 315-312-3042.

Tugboat Gov. Cleveland

Waterford, N.Y. - As New York State prepares to honor the bicentennial of construction of the Erie Canal in 2017, there is new cause for celebration. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Acting Director Michael T. Reynolds today announced that the NYS Canal System has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

The designation places New York's operating canals among the premier historic sites in the United States.

Waterford, N.Y. - The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, in partnership with the NYS Canal Corporation, is offering a limited number sponsorships up to $500 for events or festivals taking place in the National Heritage Corridor from May through November 2017. Qualifying events must promote or celebrate the distinctive historic, cultural, scenic, or recreational resources of the canal corridor.

September Celebration Features Over 225 Events

www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com 

(Albany, NY) -The 17th annual Hudson River Valley Ramble
continues this Saturday with a weekend full of activities and continues throughout September with more than 225 exciting outdoor adventures across New York's Hudson Valley.  The Ramble offers visitors and residents of all ages an opportunity to experience the distinct cultural heritage and landscape of the region by hiking a trail, visiting an
historic site, or paddling on the river during the Northeast's most beautiful time of the year. For a complete listing of events, visit www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com.

Water Trail partners gathered at Kingston Point Beach Announcement.Tools will Grow Hudson River Tourism and Recreation

Kingston, N.Y. - The Hudson River Valley Greenway and National Heritage Area announced today a suite of tools
that will make it easier for residents and tourists to explore the Hudson River from the Adirondack Park to New York City.  They include a new Hudson River Greenway Water
Trail Four-Map/Guide Set
, a new mobile responsive website, and the latest edition of The Hudson River Greenway Water Trail Guide.  Water Trail enthusiasts were joined at Kingston Point Beach by Kingston Mayor Steve Noble and other
dignitaries for the announcement.   The announcement was followed by a paddle led by Mayor Noble on the Hudson River and Rondout Creek.

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