Thursday, December 31, 2015

Upstate New York Deals.

This is a new feature on this site.  Deals from Groupon and other sites like it that offer discounts on either Erie Canal related entities, local upstate NY restaurants, and possibly other offers.  This site is not endorsing any of these, however we have been to each entity and would go again (some with a coupon, some without).  Please comment and let me know what you think!


Ridgeview Family Restaurant:

 Rochester Museum and Science Center (


Goodies Mediterranean Grill & Cuisine

The Erie Canal Mapping Project

Please have a look at Bill Lesher's Erie Canal site.  He has meticulously mapped much of the Erie Canal.  His site includes GPS Coordinates, information, and sometimes pictures of attributes of the Erie Canal.  You can check out locks, museums, and much more.

Visit Bill's site at:

Great Links

Here are some great links.

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Oswego Canal

The Oswego Canal is located in the middle part of New York State.  The length of it is a just under 25 miles.  The southern section begins and connects at the Erie Canal at Three Rivers NY about 20 miles north of the city of Syracuse.  It's most northern point and where it ends is Oswego NY at Lake Ontario (one of the 5 Great Lakes).  According to the website, there are many interesting facts about Oswego County NY.  They include (from an email sent by their website):

1.12 World & State record fish catches
2.Dozens of historic sites and museums
3.Festivals and events every month
4.Over 35 boat launches and marinas
5.Salmon River Falls (110 foot waterfall- Orwell NY)
6.Two beautiful, historic lighthouses
7.Three sandy beaches- Mexico Point Park, Sandy Island Beach State Park, and Taft Bay Park
8.Three shipwreck sites for scuba divers
9.Over 30 parks, forests and nature centers
10.More than 400 miles of groomed snowmobile trails
11.Highest annual snowfall east of the Rockies

Here's another great link about the actual Oswego Canal.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Champlain Canal (Eastern New York)

One of the smaller still active canals in the Eastern portion of upstate New York is called the Champlain Canal.  It is about 60 or so miles and starts at the Hudson River in the south and ends at Lake Champlain in the north.  In the background (to the west) are the Adirondack Mountains.

Here is an informative site.

Also, check this site out as well.  Lakes to Locks covers the Champlain Canal as well as Lake George and Lake Champlain.  It runs north/south in between Montreal and New York City.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Camillus Erie Canal Park

The Camillus Erie Canal Park is a great place to view the Erie Canal.  It's about halfway between Buffalo and Albany.

Check out' s review of the Erie Canal Park in Camillus (listed below).  Our review is the June 10, 2015 one.

Camillus Erie Canal Park

Also, please take a look at Camillus Erie Canal Park's Official Website:


Thursday, July 2, 2015