Book Club

“Cycling the Erie Canal”

An indispensable resource for dedicated cyclists planning to bike across the state or the casual rider looking to take the family out for a couple of hours. Great for walkers, boaters, and auto travelers, too.

“Paddle Pilgrim” Kayaking the Erie Canal & Hudson River

This book chronicles a three-week kayak adventure down the Erie Canal and the Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty. An epic tale is told with daily travel POSTS, reflective PONDERINGS, and stunning PICTURES. History, ecology, architecture, nutrition, justice and spirituality are woven together in a tapestry of travel and discovery down iconic waterways to Lady Liberty.

Canal Boatman: My Life on Upstate Waterways

The author’s own sixty-five years of experience on the Erie Canal and Barge Canal System and interviews with other former boatmen make up a history of the old canal days of upper New York State.

Cruising the New York Canal System

Cruising the Erie Canal. Depth and height restrictions. Lock locations and characteristics. Where to stop. What to expect. Places to stay at no charge with water and electric. Free pump outs! Includes the Oswego, Cayuga-Seneca, Champlain and Erie Canals. All the information necessary to enjoy cruising the New York Canal System.