Our annual Symposium is held each March. This day-long event takes place just before our Annual Membership Meeting.
Spend the weekend exploring New York State's hidden (and sometimes not so hidden) Canal gems. 2023 study trips are:
April 23-24, 2023 - including an introduction to the new Samuel Center for Canal History in Port Byron, NY
October 6-8, 2023 - join us to celebrate the bicentennial of the Champlain Canal, visiting sites from Albany to Fort Edward and Hudson Falls, and featuring a performance by the Albany Symphony Orchestra
Every two years we hold a formal conference for canal advocates across New York State.
The 2022 New York State Canal Conference was held October 2-4 in Rochester
The Canal Society hosts regular events at the Samuel Center for Canal History (formerly St. Johns Church) at 36 Rochester St in Port Byron, NY.
July 12: we welcome the Cycle the Erie cyclists to the Heritage Park at Port Byron - volunteers are always appreciated. Contact Park Manager Dan Wiles to lend a hand!
July 20: Treat yourself to lunch at Potter's Farm to Fork in Port Byron and support the Heritage Park! Potter's is generously donating 10% of all their proceeds on 7/20 to the Heritage Park at Port Byron
August 10: Beers, Bikes, and Barges comes to Port Byron! Join the Erie Canal Museum and Canal Society of New York State for a guided 90 minute historic cycling tour of the Erie Canal ending at Lunkenheimer Brewing for a beer. The highlights of the tour include the Samuel Center, Old Erie Canal Heritage Park, and the Centerport Aqueduct. Go to the following link for more information or to buy a ticket: https://eriecanalmuseum.org/cycling/
August 28, 11am-6pm: Doug's To Go fish fry fundraiser and bake sale at the Samuel Center
September 9 and 10: Port Byron Canal Days