Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Sailing Canal Boat Lois McClure will visit ports along the Champlain and Erie Canals including Canalside this weekend.
This summer marks the 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal with a celebration of waterways and trees...
The 35th annual Canal Fest of the Tonawandas is the largest celebration of its kind anywhere along the Erie Canal. It's an 8-day event each July with rides, music, games, food, a craft show, car cruise, a bike cruise, a 4-mile run and a parade. Who doesn't love a parade? People set out their chairs the day before to claim the best viewing spots along the two-mile length of the parade. And it l
"Low bridge everybody down, low bridge 'cause we're coming to a town. Yes, you'll always know your neighbor, you'll always know your pal if you ever navigated on the Erie Canal." Maybe it's because I grew up in the Tonawandas not far from the Erie Canal, but I learned the words to that song when I was a kid and it's stayed with me all of these years.
The Erie Canal was the most important waterway for traffic, travel and the economy in the United States when it was built. Of course, Buffalo was one of the most important cities because of the Canal back then as well.
Proposed in 1808 and completed in 1825, the Canal links the waters of Lake Erie in the west to the Hudson River in the east. An ...
The 30th annual Canalfest is underway and runs through next Sunday. It’s the largest event held anywhere along the New York State Canal system. The eight-day event originally began on the North Tonawanda side of the Erie Canal and the following year expanded to include the City of Tonawanda on the Erie County side of the canal.
It's an exciting time in downtown Buffalo. With the renovation of the Statler and Lafayette Hotels, the opening of the new Federal courthouse and big plans for the University of Buffalo's medical school to move to the city's medical corridor things are happening. And over the weekend groundbreaking (YNN) took place for another project that's been a long question mark for the city - the site of t
I see the point in saving some of Buffalo’s old buildings. The results have been amazing. Give credit to the people who have the vision….and the money to renovate these broken down buildings and turn them into gems. But what do you do with Buffalo’s old grain mills? Preservationists want them saved. For what? What can they be used for? They’re ugly, falling apart, rat-infested. They don’t give vis
Some trivia about the state you may not have known.
New York State has 62 counties and almost 1500 towns and villages.
It has more than 4-thousand lakes and ponds.
In terms of area it ranks as only the 27th largest state.