WaterMusicNY's Erie Canal Bucket List

As The Albany Symphony travels from venue to venue, we will be checking out historical sites along The Erie Canal. Come with us as we explore some of the best places to relax, have fun, and make the most of the Erie Canal experience!

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Hike the Peebles Island State Park

Peebles Island is a 190-acre state park with a perimeter trail that offers views of The Hudson and The Mohawk. It's located at the confluence of the two rivers in Waterford, NY.




Mohawk Towpath National Scenic Byway

This 26-mile driving route follows the Mohawk River and the first leg of The Erie Canal.




Down By The River Kayak Rental

Rent kayaks, conoes and other boats at Down By The River and Kayak on the Erie and Mohawk!



The Arkell Museum

The Arkell Museum is a museum in Canajoharie, situated right on the Erie/ Mohawk confluence. It has an extensive collection of American Impression, including works of Thomas Benton, William M. Chase, Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent, Albert Bierstadt, and Gilbert Stuart



Enlarged Erie Canal National Register District

The walking tour connects twelve of the sixteen double locks of the Enlarged Erie Canal needed to pass Cohoes Falls. These locks are untouched remnants of the 1860s enlargement.



Schoharie Aqueduct and Crossing State Historic Site

You can see the remains of the impressive Schoharie Aqueduct, locks from 1825 and 1841, and hike, bike, and picnic on the banks of the present-day canal. 


Lock 15 State Canal Park

Located toward the western end of over 40 miles of continuous trail in the scenic Mohawk Valley, the Lock 15 site can be used for all types of recreation. Bring a tent or a barbeque and enjoy the evening!

Camillus Erie Canal Park