Cones and Canals

Join us for a series of walking and cycling tours that will be fun for the whole family as you learn about different canal communities’ rich history and enjoy some ice cream from a local shop!
This series will take place biweekly throughout the summer.  Please register in advance to participate by clicking on a specific date. Registration is $5 for adults and free for children 12 years or younger.

Upcoming Programs

July 10 at 11:00 AM – Schoharie Crossing Join the Erie Canal Museum at the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site for this tour, which includes a stop at Kim’s Produce and Ice Cream.  To register for this event, please call the Museum at (315) 471-0593 and ask for Derrick.

July 31 at 11:00 AM – Syracuse Join the Erie Canal Museum for a special, family-friendly walking tour of downtown Syracuse. This hour-long tour will explore the story of the Erie Canal in the heart of Syracuse and include a stop for ice cream.  To register for this event, please call the Museum at (315) 471-0593 and ask for Derrick.

August 21 at 10:00 AM – Lockport Join the Erie Canal Museum in Lockport at the Lockport Locks Heritage District for a narrated walking tour of the Erie Canal Flight of Five Locks. This hour-long tour will describe the construction of the Flight of Five. Following the tour you will have the chance to witness a lock demonstration and stop for ice cream.  To register for this event, please call the Museum at (315) 471-0593 and ask for Derrick.


This project is dependent upon the generous support from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the NYS Canal Corporation, along with support provided by Market NY through I LOVE NY, New York State’s Division of Tourism, as a part of the State’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative.