NYS Canalway Water Trail Interactive Website Launched from Rome to Waterford
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is pleased to announce the launch of a new online water trail map to help paddlers enjoy the Mohawk River/Erie Canal. The interactive map covers 128-miles from Rome to Waterford and includes launch sites, canoe/kayak rental facilities, camp sites, amenities, and attractions. Plans are underway to expand to the entire NYS Canal System within two years.
“Many people don’t realize that the canal isn’t just for power boats. Kayaks, canoes, rowing shells, and stand up paddle boards are all welcome. The interactive map makes it easy for paddlers to get on the water for an afternoon or several days,” said Brian Yates, Project Manager for the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.
Paddling presents a unique way to follow in history’s wake and discover the waterway’s many treasures. Paddlers can find traces of the past everywhere along the route, from Native American heritage to Revolutionary War sites to places that fueled the Industrial Revolution to engineering feats of canal construction.
Expansion Plans Underway
A grant from Market NY through I LOVE NY, as a part of the State’s Regional Economic Development Council awards, is being used to develop and produce a printed water trail guide book, navigational maps, and website that will include the Erie Canal from Buffalo to Waterford, as well as the Oswego, Cayuga-Seneca, and Champlain Canals.
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is seeking a qualified consultant to help us develop and author a water trail guide book and navigational map set and to organize and prepare content to expand the online NYS Canalway Water Trail website. Download the RFP and supplemental materials.
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We are conducting an online survey to gather opinions regarding travel and activity destinations within the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, including the NYS Canal System and Canalway Trail. Your responses will help us better serve residents and visitors.