Directory of canal sites released

CANAJOHARIE – Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor produced a new directory of canal sites and museums to introduce New York state residents and visitors to more than 45 sites along the state Canal System, a news release said.

The directory is available at numerous canal sites and visitor centers along the Erie, Oswego, Cayuga-Seneca and Champlain Canals.

Locally, the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie and the Fort Plain Free Library are both carrying the new directory.

“Summer is the perfect time for families and visitors to explore New York State’s historic canals,” Bob Radliff, director of Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, said in the release. “Whether traveling by boat, bike or car, the directory will help people find their way to interesting places.”

Each site showcases a different part of the canal’s legacy, from its locks and low bridges, to the role it continues to play in shaping communities along its shores, the release said.

The directory also includes a map to show the location of each site and information about things to see and do along the canal.

Erie Canalway also has a trip-planning section on its website, www.eriecanalway/explore.