Erie Canal Genesee Valley Park

15 Miles on the Erie Canal near Rochester

The Erie Canal spans 100-miles between Lockport and Lyons, with Rochester located right in the middle making it easy to get out there and explore! To enjoy every moment, choose just 15 miles on the canal to explore in a day. Pick a town like Brockport or Fairport to spend a few hours. Choose an entry point like Greece Canal Park or Meridian Center to walk or bike the trail. Stop at one of the canal locks and watch the boats go through. Use our Google Map and ideas below to help plan your Erie Canal day trip.

Map of Locks and Points of Interest Along the Erie Canal

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Additional resources

Genesee Valley Park

Did you know?

  • In 2017, and again in 2018, boating on the canal is free in celebration of its bicentennial.
  • You can rent a houseboat from Mid-Lakes Navigation in Macedon. Take a look at the brochure for some great information.
  • You can pass through any lock in a kayak (or any non-motorized vessel) for free, without permits. Learn more about paddling through on the Canal Corporation website. Check out this video of 10 kayakers as they “lock-through” Lockport Locks 34 & 35.
Debi Bower

Born, raised and living life as a digital designer in Rochester, NY! I am also a day-tripper, writer & photographer, exploring the nooks and crannies that make our part of New York State so special.

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