Opened in 1841 to carry canal boats over the Schoharie Creek, Schoharie Aqueduct was one of the major aqueducts of the enlarged Erie Canal. This impressive structure is a centerpiece of the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in Fort Hunter. But years of deterioration threaten the stability of the aqueduct and only six of its original 14 stone arches remain. [Read more…] about Steps Taken to Preserve Schoharie Aqueduct
Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit entries for the 14th annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest. Photos should convey the wealth of things to do and see along the waterway and express the beauty and unique character of the canal and canal communities. Winning photos will be featured in the 2020 Erie Canalway calendar. [Read more…] about Erie Canalway Photo Contest Call for Entries
More than 125 paddlers are set to fill the Waterford Flight of locks with colorful kayaks, canoes, and SUPs on Sunday, June 2 from 9 am to noon, to kick off the Canalway Challenge in the Capital Region.
The half-day trip takes participants on an easy 2.7 mile flat water stretch through the towering Erie Canal Locks 2-6, a set of five locks with a lift of 169 feet in just over 1.5 miles. [Read more…] about Waterford Flight Paddle Kicks-off Canalway Challenge
The Friends of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site are set to welcome Thomas Grasso to discuss the bedrock and ice age geologic history of the region, and how this long and complex natural history affected human history by controlling the route of the canal and the obstacles that had to be overcome.
Some of the local quarries that supplied stone for locks and aqueducts will be mentioned. [Read more…] about Geology of the Erie Canal Program at Schoharie Crossing
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has released a New York State Canalway Water Trail Guidebook and Navigational Map Set.
The complimentary guidebook and maps include a mile-by-mile description of launch sites, paddler-friendly facilities and amenities, and places of interest for over 450 miles of the NYS Canal System, which opened Friday, including the Erie, Cayuga-Seneca, Oswego and Champlain canals. [Read more…] about New Paddling Guidebook for State Canal System
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has announced the launch of the Canalway Challenge, a new initiative that invites people to trace history while tracking miles walking, running, cycling or paddling on the New York State Canal System and Canalway Trail.
The free program includes a range of mileage options – 15 miles, 90 miles, 180 miles, and 360 miles – so that people at all fitness levels can choose a mileage goal that suits their ability and participate. [Read more…] about Erie Canalway Challenge Launched
Representatives of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and New York State Canal Corporation were joined by local officials recently to unveil a new three-sided sign at the Seneca Harbor Park in Watkins Glen.
The sign shares the history of Watkins Glen as a canal town and includes a walk zone map to help visitors find nearby services. [Read more…] about Canal Town History Sign Unveiled in Watkins Glen
The Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site Visitor Center in Fort Hunter, NY, is set to re-open for the 2019 season on Wednesday, May 1st at 10 am.
Visitors can witness the engineering marvel of the Erie Canal and check out the “Pathway to Empire” exhibit as well as artifacts from the colonial Fort Hunter and the Lower Castle Mohawk Village. Schoharie Crossing is a good place to witness Erie Canal history and enjoy a day walking the towpath trails, kayaking the creek, cycling the Canalway trail, or just enjoying a picnic and time with family and friends. [Read more…] about Schoharie Crossing Historic Site Opening May 1st
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has announced Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt’s appointments of seven individuals to serve three year terms on the Commission of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. [Read more…] about Erie Canalway Heritage Corridor Commissioners Appointed
Have you received an Erie Canalway Grant? Have you never applied for this grant, but want to learn more? Do you have funding needs that you’d like Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor to consider?
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has announced grants discussion sessions to get public feedback on how they can improve their grant program. [Read more…] about Erie Canalway Grant Workshops Planned