Erie Canal

Canalside Tours
Canalside Tours
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...
Dale at the Canal Fest Parade
Dale at the Canal Fest Parade
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
200 Years Old
200 Years Old
"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.
Exciting Future For Downtown Buffalo
Exciting Future For Downtown Buffalo
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
One Of Buffalo’s Biggest Eyesores
One Of Buffalo’s Biggest Eyesores
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

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