Pages for each community including restaurants, hotels, and attractions, are coming soon! 

Since the first shovel of dirt was thrown in Rome two hundred years ago, the places alongside the Erie Canal have bustled with life, commerce and community. As you travel along the Old Erie Canal Towpath Trail, we invite you to veer off the trail and explore all that these canal-side communities have to offer. From historic sites and museums, to locally owned restaurants, to welcoming community members, you'll be glad that you took the extra step.