There’s a lot to be said for online guides and apps, but sometimes it’s nice to have an old fashioned hard copy brochure in hand – or in your bike bag or glove compartment– to help you find your way to interesting places. The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has produced a new directory of canal sites and museums to introduce you to more than 45 sites all along the canal system.
Each site showcases a different part of the canal’s legacy—from its famous locks and low bridges, to its transformation of New York State, to the prominent role it continues to play in shaping communities along its shores. The directory also includes a large map to show the location of each site and information about things to see and do along the canal.
Pick up a copy at numerous canal sites and visitor centers along the Erie, Oswego, Cayuga-Seneca, and Champlain Canals or by contacting Erie Canalway at firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 237-7000.
For those who prefer an electronic option, Erie Canalway also has a trip planning section on its website: www.eriecanalway/explore.