Buffalo to Rochester

The trail between Buffalo and Rochester follows the Canal most closely as it passes through the towns that grew along its shores. The western most segment of the trail begins in downtown Buffalo and includes the scenic Riverwalk along the Niagara River. Eastward in the town of Lockport, you can see the historic “flight of five” locks, one of the few remaining original locks, alongside a modern lock. The towns along this part of the trail are home to many historic canal structures and several lift bridges, which raise and lower to allow boats to pass through the canal. You’ll also find historic landmarks, farmers markets, charming shops, unique museums, quaint B&Bs, boat tours and cobblestone and sandstone buildings listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

 Albion

Cobblestone Society Museum

  14389 Ridge Road
  (585) 589-9013
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Courthouse Square Historic District

  Route 98 and Park Avenue
  (585) 589-4174

Mount Albion Cemetery

  14925 Route 31 East
  (585) 589-5416


Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds

  12690 Route 31
  (585) 798-4265
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 Amherst

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Museum

  3755 Tonawanda Creek Road
  (716) 689-1440
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 Basom

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge

  1101 Casey Road
  (585) 948-5445
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 Brockport

State University of New York at Brockport

  350 New Campus Drive
  (585) 395-2751
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 Buffalo

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

  84 Parkside Avenue
  (716) 838-1249
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Canalside

  44 Prime Street
  (716) 574-6728
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D'Youville College & Kavinoky Theater

  320 Porter Avenue
  (716) 829-7668
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Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

  453 Porter Avenue
  (716) 885-4139
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Ujima Theater Company

  545 Elmwood Avenue
  (716) 883-4232
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Forest Lawn Cemetery

  1411 Delaware Avenue
  (716) 885-1600
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Medaille College

  18 Agassiz Circle
  (716) 880-2000
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Canisius College

  2001 Main Street
  (716) 883-7000
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Buffalo Museum of Science & Kellogg Observatory

  1020 Humboldt Parlway
  (716) 896-5200
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Broadway Indoor Market

  999 Broadway
  (716) 893-0705
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Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

  641 Delware Avenue
  (716) 884-0095
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Allentown National Preservation District

  14 Allen Street
  (716) 881-1024
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Alleyway Theater

  1 Curtain Up Alley
  (716) 852-2600
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New Phoenix Theatre on The Park

  95 Johnson Park
  (716) 853-1334
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Shea's Peforming Arts Center

  646 Main Street
  (716) 847-1410
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Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre- Dipson Theatres

  639 Main Street
  (716) 855-3022

Irish Classical Theatre Company

  625 Main Street
  (716) 853-4282
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CEPA Photography Gallery

  617 Main Street
  (716) 856-2717
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Buffalo City Hall Observation Deck

  65 Niagara Square
  (716) 852-3300
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Buffalo Harbor Museum

  37 Franklin Street
  (716) 849-0914
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Buffalo Bisons Baseball (AAA)

  275 Washington Street
  (716) 846-2000
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Buffalo Harbor Cruises

  79 Marine Drive
  (716) 856-6696
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Naval & Military Park Museum

  1 Naval Park Cove
  (716) 847-1773
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First Niagara Center-Buffalo Sabres NHL Hockey

  1 Seymour Knox III Plaza
  (716) 855-4100
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Buffalo Philharmonic

  3 Symphony Circle
  (716) 885-5000
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Kleinhans Music Hall

  3 Symphony Circle
  (716) 885-5000
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Spirit of Buffalo

  1 Naval Park Cove
  (716) 796-7210
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Broderick Park

  1170 Niagara Street
  (716) 218-0303
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University at Buffalo - South Campus

  3435 Main Street
  (716) 645-2000
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Buffalo State College - Peforming Arts Center

  1300 Elmwood Avenue
  (716) 878-3005
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Burchfield-Penney Art Center

  1300 Elmwood Avenue
  (716) 878-6011
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Albright-Knox Art Gallery

  1285 Elmwood Avenue
  (716) 882-8700
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Buffalo History Museum

  1 Museum Court
  (716) 873-9644
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Buffalo Zoo

  300 Parkside Avenue
  (716) 837-3900
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Darwin D. Martin House (Frank Lloyd Wright)

  125 Jewett Parkway
  (716) 856-3858
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Theatre of Youth Company

  203 Allen Street
  (716) 884-4400
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 Gasport

Becker Farms

  3724 Quaker Road
  (716) 772-2211
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 Lockport

Erie Canal Discovery Center/ Lockport Visitor Center

  24 Church Street
  (716) 439-0431
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Niagara County Historical Society Museum

  215 Niagara Street
  (716) 434-7433
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Colonel William Bond House

  143 Ontario Street
  (716) 434-7433
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New York State Erie Canal Museum (Lock 34/35)

  80 Canal Street
  (716) 434-3140
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Lockport Caves and Underground Boat Ride

  5 Gooding Street
  (716) 438-0174
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Kenan Center

  433 Locust Street
  (716) 433-2617
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Market Street Art Studios

  247 Market Street
  (716) 478-0239
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 Lyons

Trail of Hope

  9 Manhattan Street
  (315) 573-8170
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 Medina

Medina Stone Farm Tours

  255 N. Gravel Road/ Route 63N
  (585) 789-9238

Medina Railroad Museum

  530 West Avenue
  (585) 798-6106
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 Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls State Park

  332 Prospect Street
  (716) 278-1796
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 North Tonawanda

Canal Princess Charters

  5176 Tonawanda Creek Rd.
  (716) 308-3961
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Historic Riviera Theatre

  67 Webster Street
  (716)692-2413
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Carnegie Art Center

  240 Goundry Street
  (716) 694-4400
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Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

  180 Thompson Street
  (716) 693-1885
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Starry Night Theatre/ Ghostlight Theatre

  170 Schenck Street
  (716) 743- 1614
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The Shores Waterfront Restaurant and Marina

  2 Detroit Street
  (716) 693-7971
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 Rochester

Genessee Valley Park

  (585) 753-PARK
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Stone Tolan House Museum

  2370 East Avenue
  (585) 546-7029
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Rochester Public Market

  280 North Union Street
  (585) 428-6907
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Lamberton Conservatory

  Highland Park, 180 Reservoir Avenue
  (585) 753-7270
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Colgate Rochester Divinity School

  1100 Goodman Street South
  (585) 271-1320
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Rochester Institute of Technology

  1 Lomb Memorial Drive
  (585) 475-2411
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Monroe County Community College

  1000 East Henrietta Road
  (585) 292-2000
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Seabreeze Amusement Park

  4600 Culver Road
  (585) 323-1900
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Jewish Community Center

  1200 Edgewood Avenue
  (585) 461-2000
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St John Fisher College

  3690 East Avenue
  (585) 385-8000
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Nazareth College

  4245 East Avenue
  (585) 389-2525
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Seneca Park Zoo

  2222 St Paul Street
  (585) 336-7200
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Ellwanger Garden

  625 Mount Hope Avenue
  (585) 546-7029
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Mount Hope Cemetery

  1133 Mount Hope Avenue
  (585) 428-7999
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University of Rochester

  500 Joseph C. Wilson Boulevard
  (585) 275-2121
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Genessee Waterways Center Canoe & Kayak Rentals

  149 Elmwood Avenue
  (585) 328-3960
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Letchworth State Park

  1 Letchworth State Park (Castile)
  (585) 493-3600
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Susan B. Anthony House

  17 Madison Street
  (585) 235-6124
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Rochester Rhinos Soccer

  460 Oak Street
  (585) 454-5425
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Rochester Red Wings Baseball (AAA)

  1 Morrie Silver Way
  (585) 454-1001
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High Falls Interpretive Center and Museum

  74 Browns Race
  (585) 325-2030
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Rochester City Hall

  30 Church Street
  (585) 428-5990
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Blue Cross Arena & Rochester Americans Hockey

  1 War Memorial Square
  (585) 454-5335
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Landmark Society of Western NY

  133 South Fitzhugh Street
  (585) 546-7029
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Downstairs Cabaret Theatre

  20 Windsor Street
  (585) 325-4370
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Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater

  60 Gibbs Street
  (585) 274-1000
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Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

  433 East Main Street
  (585) 454-2100
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Blackfriars Theater

  795 E. Main Street
  (585) 454-1260
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Geva Theater

  75 Woodbury Boulevard
  (585) 232-4382
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Strong National Museum of Play

  1 Manhattan Square
  (585) 263-2700
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Memorial Art Gallery

  500 University Avenue
  (585) 276-8900
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Rochester Museum & Science Center

  657 East Avenue
  (585) 271-4320
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George Eastman House Museum of Photography & Film

  900 East Avenue
  (585) 271-3361
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Rochester Chamber Orchestra Concert Hall

  50 North Plymouth Avenue
  (585) 442-9778
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 Spencerport

Monroe County Fairgrounds

  Northampton Park
  (585) 262-3247
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Springdale Farms

  700 Colby Street
  (585) 349-2090
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Spencerport Depot and Canal Museum

  16 East Avenue
  (585) 395-2796
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 Tonawanda

Benjamin Long Homestead Museum

  24 East Niagara Street
  (716) 694-7406
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Historical Society of the Tonawandas Museum

  113 Main Street
  (716) 694-7406
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