Free Outdoor


From kayaking, biking, and boating, to fishing and birding—experience the great outdoors On the Canals while enjoying the natural beauty and local history of New York State… On us!

The New York State Canal System is home to an abundance of water and trail-side recreation, iconic landmarks of New York’s history of innovation and charming canalside towns.


As part of New York State’s Reimagine the Canals initiative, the New York Power Authority and the New York State Canal Corporation are offering free excursions at canalside hubs to promote recreation, local business, and new camping destinations.

Stay another day to explore shops, regional cuisine and local history!

Excursion Locations

On the Water
Trails & Water