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"Is there water in the canal?" ... "I thought that closed?" -- If this is your perception of NYS's contemporary Erie Canal, then you're in for a big surprise! You're missing out on one of the nation's greatest treasures and NYS' under-appreciated gem of a waterway -- and all the attractions, great cities and irresistible villages along its 525mi. length.
The Canal New York Marketing & Business Alliance, The NYS Canal Corporation, and The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor will once again host a private, invitation-only event in NYC on June 23, 2011 at O'Casey's Irish Pub in midtown Manhattan. Last year's inaugural event was a fun time -- excellent food, surprising information and entertainment.
This year, we're looking for travel media interested in our two (2) new Fam tours -- one this summer along the western Erie Canal portion, and one in September along the Champlain region.
Here are just some of the niches you'll find: family travel, solo travel, Boomers, architecture, birding, environment, arts & culture, cultural heritage, boating, hiking, kayaking, biking, agritourism, food & wine, and of course -- history.
If you are in the NYC, NJ, CT area or a train ride out of Manhattan in PA -- please let me know if you'd be interested in receiving an invitation.
There are several small ships that cruise along the canals, some of them then coming down the Hudson River. These are great fall foliage cruises. For descriptions see www.smallshipcruises.com