The bike path runs just south of the Canal, photo by Laurel Saville.
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
The Erie Canal has been called the "most famous and influential man-made waterway." It runs more than 500 miles, traversing the center of New York State between Albany and the Hudson River in the east, and Buffalo and Niagara River in the west. The entire corridor, once used almost only for commercial traffic, is now primarily a historic, scenic, and recreation corridor.
There are many ways to enjoy the Canalway corridor.
For more information about the Erie Canal, and the Heritage Corridor, please refer to these other online resources:
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission: www.eriecanalway.gov
The New York State Canal Corporation: www.nyscanals.gov
The Canal Times Newspaper: www.nycanaltimes.com
History, Images, maps and more: www.eriecanal.org