With more than 500 miles of navigable waterway, over 200 unique communities stretch across the expanse of the Erie Canal and are available for exploration.
Whether you love fishing and boating, biking, or prefer a long relaxing walk over countless bridges and by-ways, the Erie Canal will have something for you. History buffs will rejoice when they witness the engineering marvel of the Flight of Five locks and follow up with a trip to the Erie Canal Discovery Center or a narrated cruise along the Erie Canal under lift bridges and being raised and lowered 50 feet in locks 34 & 35 with Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises. Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream provides visitors with a one-of-a-kind ice cream cone that is hand-made, deliciously unique, and can be enjoyed while overlooking the beautiful locks. Underground tours of the Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride will also provide an exhilarating view of the natural beauty of geological formations and amazingly preserved artifacts left behind. With hundreds of annual festivals and great recreational opportunities, the Erie Canal is surely a place worth visiting.