Erie Canal

The Erie Canal was once billed the eighth wonder of the world. Travel this watery byway and learn why. This man-made river has a story to tell, about America, about our people, about what we work to build and protect.

1. Erie Canal Cruises

Cruise the historic Erie Canal aboard Erie Canal Cruises.

800 Mohawk Street Herkimer, NY 13350
(315) 866-5989 • www.eriecanalcruises.com

2. Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site

See the stately mansion of General Philip Schuyler, one of the Erie Canal’s earliest
proponents.

32 Catherine Street, Albany, NY 12202
(518) 434-0834

3. Dutch Apple Cruises

Learn how locks work by seeing a real one in action, aboard Dutch Apple Cruises.

141 Broadway, Albany, NY 12202
(518) 463-0220 • www.dutchapplecruises.com

4. Waterford Historical Museum & Cultural Center

Discover the hardworking communities that sprang up alongside the Erie Canal at the
Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center.

2 Museum Lane, Waterford, NY 12188
(518) 238-0809 • www.waterfordmuseum.com

5. New York State Museum

Follow the complete history of the Erie Canal from idea to completion at the New York
State Museum’s special exhibit, “New York’s Erie Canal: Gateway to the Nation.”

222 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12230
(518) 474-5877 • www.nysm.nysed.gov

6. Upstate Kayak Rentals

Paddle and explore where the Erie Canal meets the mighty Hudson River.

1 Tugboat Alley, Waterford, NY 12188
(518) 209-1063 • www.upstatekayakrentals.com

Plan a Trip Around These Annual Events!

New York Path Through History Weekend
(June)
Various locations
www.paththroughhistory.iloveny.com

Mabee Farm Canal Fest
(July)
Mabee Farm
1100 Main Street, Rotterdam Junction, NY
www.schenectadyhistorical.org/canalfest

Waterford Steamboat Meet
(July)
Waterford Harbor Visitors Center 1 Tugboat Alley, Waterford, NY
www.town.waterford.ny.us

Cycle the Erie Canal Bike Tour
(July)
Buffalo, NY to Albany, NY
www.ptny.org/cycle-the-erie-canal

Waterford Tugboat Roundup
(September)
Waterford Harbor Visitors Center 1 Tugboat Alley, Waterford, NY
www.tugboatroundup.com

Albany Jazz Festival
(September)
Jennings Landing, Albany, NY
www.albanyevents.org