Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor (Source: Wikimedia)

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

Park Information

The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor was established on December 21, 2000 (P.L. 106-554, Title VIII, Sec. 801).

The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor covers 524 miles in Upstate New York, including four navigable waterways: Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca; sections of the first Erie Canal; and over 200 municipalities adjacent to the canals.

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor (Source: Wikimedia)

On June 17th, 2002, the National Park Service, in partnership with the State of New York, formalized the 27-member Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission.

The purpose of this commission is to work with federal, state, and local authorities in creating and implementing a Canalway Plan for the corridor that fosters the integration of canal-related historical, cultural, recreational, scenic, economic and community development initiatives.

The New York State Canal System is the most commercially enduring and historically significant canalway in the United States. This waterway played a key role in turning New York City into a preeminent center for commerce, industry, and finance.

Besides being a catalyst for growth in the Mohawk and Hudson valleys, these canals helped open up western America for settlement and for many years transported much of the Midwest’s agricultural and industrial products to domestic and international markets.

Agency Name:

National Park Service

Geographic Location

Contact Info

Erie Canalway (U.S.Postal Service))

P.O. Box 219

Waterford, NY


Additional Info

  • “Erie Canal Opens for a Season of Outdoor Fun (U.S. National Park Service)”. Accessed June 28, 2020. Link.

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  • Fort Stanwix National Monument
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  • Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park
  • Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
  • Saint Gaudens National Historic Site
  • Saratoga National Historical Park
  • Springfield Armory National Historic Site
  • Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
  • Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • New York State Museum
  • Western Connecticut State University
  • White River National Fish Hatchery
  • Pittsford National Fish Hatchery
  • Richard Cronin National Salmon Station
  • Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge
  • John Hay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Wapack National Wildlife Refuge
  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Sherman Reservoir
  • Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge
  • East Sidney Lake
  • Ball Mountain Lake
  • Barre Falls Dam
  • Birch Hill Dam
  • Colebrook River Lake
  • Conant Brook Dam
  • East Brimfield Lake
  • Hancock Brook Lake
  • Hop Brook Lake
  • Knightville Dam
  • Littleville Lake
  • Northfield Brook Lake
  • Otter Brook Lake
  • Surry Mountain Lake
  • Thomaston Dam
  • Union Village Dam
  • Union City Dam
  • Green Mountain National Forest

Near By Campgrounds

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  • Black Rock State Park
  • Burr Pond Picnic Shelter
  • Dennis Hill Picnic Shelter
  • Dinosaur State Park Picnic Shelter
  • Housatonic Meadows State Park
  • Kettletown State Park
  • Lake Waramaug State Park
  • Macedonia Brook Picnic Shelter
  • Macedonia Brook State Park
  • Northfield Brook Lake (CT)
  • Penwood Picnic Shelter
  • People&Amp;Apos;S Forest Picnic Shelter
  • Southford Picnic Shelter
  • Stratton Brook Picnic Shelter
  • Beartown State Forest
  • Camp Coldbrook
  • Clarksburg State Park
  • Dar State Forest
  • Erving State Forest
  • Granville State Forest
  • Indian Hollow (MA)
  • Lake Dennison Recreation Area
  • Mohawk Trail State Forest
  • Mt. Greylock State Reservation
  • October Mountain State Forest
  • Otter River State Forest
  • Pearl Hill State Park
  • Pittsfield State Forest
  • Savoy Mountain State Forest
  • Sturbridge Rv
  • Tolland State Forest
  • Wells State Park
  • Willard Brook State Forest
  • Windsor State Forest
  • Edward Macdowell Lake (NH)
  • Greenfield State Park
  • Monadnock State Park
  • Pillsbury State Park
  • Sunapee State Park
  • Alger Island
  • Alpine Lake Rv Resort
  • Bear Spring Mountain
  • Beaverkill
  • Betty And Wilbur Davis State Park
  • Brown Tract Pond Campground
  • Camp Waubeeka
  • Caroga Lake Campground
  • Cherry Plain State Park
  • Clarence Fahnestock State Park
  • Cold Brook
  • Crown Point Campground
  • Delta Lake State Park
  • Devils Tombstone Campground
  • Eagle Point
  • Eighth Lake Campground
  • Forked Lake Campground
  • Gilbert Lake State Park
  • Glen Island (LAKE GEORGE IS.)
  • Glimmerglass State Park
  • Golden Beach Campground
  • Hearthstone Point
  • Herkimer KOA
  • Indian Lake Islands Campground
  • Kenneth L. Wilson
  • Lake Durant
  • Lake Eaton Campground
  • Lake George Battleground
  • Lake George Campsites
  • Lake George Escape
  • Lake Harris Campground
  • Lake Taghkanic
  • Lewey Lake
  • Limekiln Lake
  • Lincoln Pond Campground
  • Little Pond Campground
  • Little Sand Point Campground
  • Long Island (LAKE GEORGE IS.)
  • Luzerne
  • Max V. Shaul
  • Mills Norrie State Park
  • Moffitt Beach Campground
  • Mongaup Pond
  • Moreau Lake State Park
  • Narrow Island (LAKE GEORGE IS)
  • Nascar Rv Resort At Adirondack Gateway
  • Newburgh New York City North KOA
  • Nicks Lake Campground
  • North South Lake Campground
  • Northampton Beach Campground
  • Paradox Lake Campground
  • Point Comfort Campground
  • Poplar Point Campground
  • Putnam Pond
  • Rogers Rock Campground
  • Roundout Valley Rv
  • Sacandaga Campground
  • Saugerties Woodstock KOA
  • Scaroon Manor
  • Sharp Bridge
  • Taconic (COPAKE FALLS)
  • Taconic State Park (RUDD POND AREA)
  • Thompsons Lake State Park
  • Tioga Point Campground
  • Unadilla I 88 Oneonta KOA
  • Woodland Valley
  • Brattleboro North KOA
  • Hapgood Pond (VT)
  • Quechee Pine Valley KOA
  • Winhall Brook (VT)


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