In 1825, completion of New York State's legendary Erie Canal connected the Hudson River at Albany with Lake Erie at Buffalo, creating the Empire State and opening the interior of the continent to settlement and commerce. A spectacular, heroic feat of engineering, the canal is considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world. Today the Erie Canal is once again enjoying a revival in interest from tourists, environmentalists, developers and all who enjoy outdoor experiences during the most beautiful months of the year. Corn Hill Navigation is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to unlocking the magic of the Eric Canal.
Our principal activity is the operation of the Sam Patch packet boat replica. This authentic tour boat embarks from Pittsford and Rochester, New York, and provide unparalleled opportunities to experience history and enjoy relaxing getaways that showcase the beauty and ingenuity of America's celebrated Erie Canal.
Make a reservation today, or find out more about Corn Hill Navigation, our daily canal cruises, dinner cruises, private charters, education programs and special events, and how you can become a partner in supporting our efforts.