If you are looking for a fun and educational way to explore the Erie Canal, the Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises in Lockport, New York, is the perfect choice for you. You can enjoy a relaxing and informative cruise on the 19th-century engineering marvel that opened the American frontier and transformed the economy and the society of New York State. Learn more here!
What to Expect on the Cruise
The cruise lasts about two hours and takes you through the Erie Canal and the Lockport Locks, the only double set of locks on the canal. You can see the historic sights and the natural beauty of the canal and learn about the history and the engineering of the canal and the locks from the narrated commentary. You can also experience the thrill of being raised and lowered 50 feet in the locks and see how they work.
The cruise departs from the dock on Market Street, next to the original locks from 1838, known as the Flight of Five. You can also see the historic buildings and the monuments along the canal, such as the town hall, the clock tower, and the statue of Governor Clinton. You can also see the wildlife and the scenery of the canal, such as the birds, the fish, the flowers, and the trees.
The cruise has a comfortable and spacious boat with an upper deck and a lower deck. You can choose to sit inside or outside and enjoy the views and the breeze. The boat also has a snack bar, a gift shop, and restrooms. You can buy drinks, snacks, and souvenirs on board or bring your own. Learn more about Exploring The Kenan Center In Lockport, New York