The Erie Canal was a feat of American ingenuity and perseverance. Construction started on the project in 1817, and continued for eight years, running from Albany to Buffalo. It would soon make life easier for many Americans.
According to the Erie Canalway National Heritage website, "It was the longest artificial waterway and the greatest public works project in North America."
You can learn more about this amazing landmark up close and personal. Coast on the Erie Canal itself or just head to the discovery center to open up your mind! Alternatively, you can leisurely sail on the Lockport Locks for some gorgeous views on a fun cruise!