|EXPLORE: The Spare Seat Kayak Tour
This May, the legacy of New York State’s Erie Canal and Hudson River will lure British adventurers Richard Harpham and Glenn Charles to kayak an epic 500 miles from Buffalo’s historic Erie Canal Harbor to the Statue of Liberty.
The journey is called “Spare Seat” because members of the public and media will join them in their double-seated kayaks. The project will be photographed and filmed, and hosted on a dedicated website with social media feeds to promote travel to New York’s waterways.
Paddle alongside Richard and Glen in your own canoe or kayak or ride your bike on the Erie Canalway Trail to follow part of the journey. Download the detailed schedule for departure times and specific locations.
Detailed Spare Seat Schedule >
Spare Seat Kayak Tour: Erie Canal
May 1: Buffalo-Tonawanda-Lockport
May 2: Lockport-Medina-Holley
May 3: Holley-Brockport-Spencerport-Pittsford
May 4: Pittsford-Palmyra-Lyons
May 5: Lyons-Montezuma-Weedsport
May 6: Rest and Explore the Cayuga-Seneca Canal
May 7: Weedsport-Baldwinsville-Brewerton
May 8: Brewerton-Verona Beach
May 9: Rest and Explore Sylvan Beach/Verona Beach area
May 10: Verona Beach-Rome-Marcy Lock 20
May 11: Marcy-Little Falls-St. Johnsville
May 12: St. Johnsville-Ft. Plain-Amsterdam
May 13: Amsterdam-Schenectady-Waterford
May 14: Rest and Explore the Capital Region
May 15 - 21: Albany to New York City