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New York Canals

The New York State Canal System is comprised of four historic waterways, the Erie, the Champlain, the Oswego and the Cayuga-Seneca Canals. Spanning 524 miles, the waterways link the Hudson River, Lake Champlain, Lake Ontario, the Finger Lakes, Niagara River and Lake Erie with communities rich in history and culture. Unlock a great vacation adventure on the New York State Canal System! With over 240 miles of canalway trails, the canal system has a multitude of recreational opportunities, including hiking, biking, canoeing and kayaking. In the fall, the canal is electrified with brilliant foliage. Take a day tour aboard a canal tour boat and rediscover New York’s beauty from a new vantage point. For more information about the New York State Canal System, vacation opportunities and events call 1-800-4CANAL4 or visit www.canals.ny.gov.

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