Proclaimed "the eighth wonder of the world" it was
the boldest, most heroic, technologically challenging achievement
ever undertaken by this country. The Canallers, real and folk
characters that lived and worked on the canal, are gone but their
legacy lives on as one of the country's greatest treasures.
Stretching 363 miles from Albany to Buffalo, it's the longest canal
in the world. "Clinton's ditch" is rich in history, folklore
and natural beauty.
As the canal passes Montezuma Wildlife
Refuge you’ll find a birdwatchers paradise with 315 species of birds
identified since its establishment in 1937.
Taughannock Falls located in the popular Finger Lakes Region of
central New York has an incredible drop of 215 feet (66 meters), and
is one of the highest water falls east of the Rocky Mountains.
In North Tonawanda the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum occupies
the original factory complex where they shipped their first ride in
The Northeast United States has among
the most beautiful foliage displays in the world! This part of
the country is particularly blessed with a great variety of
broad-leaved trees, which help give the region’s foliage a
spectacular color range. New York State has almost as many acres of
these trees as the rest of the Northeast combined.
Speculator magazine states “if you like wine and don't know much
about New York's Finger Lakes, now is the time to embark on a
tasting adventure that also features history, beauty and the culture
of a striking American wine region.” The Cayuga-Seneca Canal
offers access to both of these beautiful lakes.
The 177-year-old Erie Canal (completed
in 1825) is rich with historic cities, towns, villages, and hamlets.
Seneca Falls was the location of the first political meeting on
women's rights in 1848. In 1872 Susan B. Anthony and several
other women actually voted and made headlines for doing it.
She was arrested on Thanksgiving Day for her unlawful vote.
She was convicted in 1873 at the United States Court House in
Canandaigua, NY. She refused to pay her fine of $100, but Justice
Ward Hunt allowed her to go free. Anthony called it, "The
greatest judicial outrage history ever recorded."