|Experience a unique 2-hour cruise which includes "locking
through" and being raised the 49 ft. elevation of the Niagara
Escarpment (the same one that creates Niagara Falls) in the only
double set of locks on the Erie Canal. You will pass under bridges
that raise straight up, see water cascade over Lockport's famous
"Flight of Five" 1840's locks, and travel through the solid walls of
the "rock cut" as your Coast Guard licensed captain describes the
architecture, sights, and folklore along the way.
||Bring your camera, rain or shine, you'll enjoy your cruise as
you wave to the folks watching from the bridges or the joggers and
bicyclists on the tow path. You can salute your fellow "canalers"- a
family fishing for bass, the crew of a sailboat, passengers on a
motor yacht, the captain of a tug, or scouts in canoes heading for
Travel is quiet and peaceful on the Erie Canal. For three
wonderful seasons you'll see nature at its best: fruit trees in
bloom, beautiful wild flowers, the magnificent colors of autumn, and
Lockport's Memorial Tree Garden in
Round-trip cruises depart from Lockport's unique year round Canalside
-- a 2-building complex located dockside along the banks of the Grand Old
Erie. Enjoy delicious homemade food freshly prepared from highest quality
ingredients in our Canalside Cafe & Pub. Try our homemade soups.
pastries, and delicious sandwiches on home-made bread and rolls, fresh
desserts and ice cream. In our Canalside Gift Shop, you will find
delightful Erie Canal, Lockport, and nautical gifts, clothing, and books.
Cruises depart daily from May to October aboard Coast Guard
inspected vessels that are easily accessible and have clean restroom
facilities. Snacks and licensed beverages are available on board. Free
parking right outside the door of our beautiful Lockport Canalside.
Also visit the many other nearby attractions - the Niagara County
Historical Museum, nature and bike trails, antique and specialty
shops. See our Links Page for