Free calendars celebrating Erie Canal will soon be available at 3 local libraries

Provided image: The cover of the 2023 Erie Canalway Calendar features Tim Stephen’s photo of the Yankee Hill Lock at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site near Amsterdam. 

Posted 28 November 2022 at 12:11 pm

Press Release, Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

WATERFORD – The public is invited to pick up a free 2023 Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor calendar starting December 1, 2022 at selected libraries and visitor centers throughout the National Heritage Corridor. The calendar features winning images from this year’s Erie Canalway photo contest.

“The Erie Canal transformed New York and the Nation and continues to contribute to the economy and sense of place of communities along it today,” said Bob Radliff, Erie Canalway Executive Director. “The calendar serves as a reminder to celebrate, preserve, and enjoy this incredible place all year long.”

Calendars will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, thanks to generous support from the NYS Canal Corporation and the National Park Service.

“There is a reason they call December ‘the most wonderful time of the year!’ The annual Erie Canalway Calendar is a perennial favorite, beloved and eagerly awaited by all,” said Canal Corporation Director Brian U. Stratton. “Released at the start of the holiday season with photos captured by our friends and neighbors in canalside communities, this calendar is a testament to the beauty of this historic and scenic waterway. We are proud to continue to support this publication as it brings the charm of New York’s canals into our homes and offices for all to enjoy.”

In Orleans County the calendars will be available at:

  • Hoag Library, 134 South Main St. in Albion
  • Community Free Library at 86 Public Square in Holley
  • Lee-Whedon Memorial Library at 620 West Ave. in Medina

Some other nearby locations include:

  • Seymour Library at 161 East Ave., Brockport
  • Brockport Welcome Center at 161 East Ave. in Brockport
  • Hamlin Public Library at 1680 Lake Rd. in Hamlin
  • Royalton Hartland Community Library at 9 Vernon St. in Middleport