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mohawk and hudson valleys: Recreation
Cruise the river, walk or cycle along the Erie Canalway Trail, or enjoy fishing or canoeing in one of the quieter stretches of water in the region.
 
Mohawk and Hudson
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Boating Rivers and streams within the Corridor are well suited for motorized vessels, as well as kayaks, canoes, and other small non-motorized boats.
 
Fishing The Hudson and Mohawk Rivers provide important habitat for the state's fisheries. Fishing is permitted all along the waterway, including locks.
 
Albany
Corning Preserve Play area, picnic tables, and venue for concerts and events along the Hudson River. Nine mile paved cycling and walking trail connects Albany to Watervliet.
 
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Guy Park Manor at Lock 11 and the Walter Elwood Museum The history of this estate is closely interwoven with the development of New York’s first turnpikes, canals, and railroads. The museum is open year round and offers tours to groups and canal boaters.
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Lock 15 State Canal Park Located toward the western end of over 40 miles of continuous trail, the site features camping, potable water, toilets, and picnic facilities.
 
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Lil' Diamond Cruises Narrated cruises on the canal amidst the scenic beauty and historic sites of the Mohawk Valley.  
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Canalway Trail & Mohawk Hudson Bikeway 70-mile stone dust and paved trail along the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers. Trail is largely off-road with a few on-road segments from Amsterdam to Rotterdam Junction and Waterford/Cohoes to Watervliet.  visit site >>
 
MARCY/UTICA
Lock 20 State Canal Park Located along a new Canalway Trail segment near Utica; features camping, potable water, toilets and picnic facilities.
 
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Aqueduct Park Canoe/kayak access, picnic area, bike-hike trail access
 
Lock 7 State Canal Park Boat launch, lock, rest area, fishing, bike-hike trail, and picnic area
 
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Canalway Trail: Rome to Utica 14 mile stone dust trail from Fort Stanwix National Monument in Rome to Utica. 
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Lock 8 State Canal Park Lock, fishing, rest area, bike-hike trail access, and picnic area.
 
Lock 9 State Canal Park
Facilities and picnic area for boaters, cyclists, fishing.
 
Schenectady
Blueway Trail Map & Guide Lists attractions and access points for boating, including canoeing/kayaking, along an 18 mile stretch of the Mohawk River/Erie Canal. visit site >>
 
Schenectady to Cohoes/waterford
Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway This National Scenic Byway auto tour connects Waterford to Schenectady along state and local roads. Follows the Mohawk River/Erie Canal and highlights numerous canal-related sites.
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Erie-Champlain Canal Boat Company, Inc. Boats for hire by the day or week, as well as one to four hour narrated cruises for educational groups, seniors, and family recreation. visit site >>
 
Lock 6 State Canal Park Facilities and picnic area for boaters, cyclists, fishing.
 
Waterford Harbor Visitor's Center Services for boaters include water, showers, electric, and pump-out. Merchandise, phone/computer, free wifi, and information at the dockside Visitor Center. visit site >>
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