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Erie Canal

Contact Info
NY State Canals
200 Southern Blvd.
Albany, NY 12201

Canal Tourism Information:
Albany Division:
Syracuse Division:
~363 miles long


The Erie Canal runs the lateral length of New York, stretching some 363 miles from Albany to Buffalo, where it empties into Lake Erie. Residents of New York have long enjoyed the benefits of this one-time engineering breakthrough. These days, the Erie Canal is mainly used by recreational traffic, although cargo traffic still uses the canal.

Houseboating and fishing are popular activities along the Erie Canal. Enjoy a relaxing float down the waterway, bouncing from town to town or wet a line and enjoy the great fishing found in the waters. Huge fish are caught regularly. Just because it doesn't sound like your traditional recreational body of water doesn't mean it isn't a diamond in the rough.

Visit the Erie Canal and have a ball, regardless of whether you're near Albany, Buffalo, or somewhere in between.

Tour Companies

  • Nationwide Lakes
  • Boating, Houseboating
  • 888-454-8825

Houseboat Vacations If you've never taken a houseboat vacation before, you don't know what you're missing. Houseboating is a fun and easy way to explore the unique waters of North America. We pride ourselves on our commitment to working with our customers to help make their trip the best it can be.


Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Channel Catfish
Northern Pike
Coho Salmon
Fishing Methods:
Live Bait, Spinners, Jigs


~363 miles long
Water Access:
Numerous Public Access Sites


Water Features
  • Boat Ramp
  • Modern Restrooms
  • Drinking Water
Water Activities
  • Boating
  • Fishing
Water Services
  • Bait Shop
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fuel Available
  • Motorboat Rentals
  • Restaurant

Map + Directions

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