Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises
Enjoy panoramic views of upstate New York and take a historic tour with Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises!
Travel along the scenic 363-mile waterway that connects the Hudson River to the Niagara River and the Great Lakes. The Erie Canal was used during the 1800s to facilitate the transportation of people and goods from the East Cost to Michigan ports. The canal made New York an economic powerhouse since main imports and exports were send to its ports. Additionally, the Erie Canal helped facilitate the emigration of people out west. Although the canal is mainly a tourist attraction today, portions of the waterway are still operable.
Along the canal, locks were used to control water level to lift or lower the boats that pass through. Currently, there are 57 locks within New York’s Canal system. On your tour with Lockport Locks & Erie Canal cruises, you will pass through five of the original 1800’s locks. Experience three million gallons of water filling the space between locks 34 and 35 raising the cruise 50 feet. Visitors pass Lockport’s “Upside Down Bridge,” “Big Bridge,” the “deep rock cut” and other lift bridges. Enjoy a narration of the canal’s history from Coast Guard Licensed Captains and popular 1800’s canal music.
Tickets are $19.50 for adults, $10 for children, $18 for CAA/AAA members, and free for children 4 and under. Cruises are approximately two hours long and are open from early May to mid-October.
“The tour was informative and beautiful. Getting to be on the Erie Canal and going through the locks was a great experience. Highly recommend.”
—Lorraine E, TripAdvisor
Take Amtrak to the Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises
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