Erie Canalway

Local nameErie Canalway
LocationYonkers, New York, USA

The Erie Canal is a canal in New York, United States that is part of the east–west, cross-state route of the New York State Canal System. Originally, it ran 363 miles from where Albany meets the Hudson River to where Buffalo meets Lake Erie. It was built to create a navigable water route from New York City and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes.

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Opening hours

Most towpath sections daily: dawn - dusk
The canal is closed to boat traffic in winter.


There is no entrance fee for visitors, boats can travel through the locks also for free, but there might be admission fees required at private and non-profit historic sites.

More information and contact


Official website


More information on


Phone +1 518 237 7000

Coordinates 40°55'47.933" N -73°54'17.835" E

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