Free canal calendars available at local libraries

Posted 1 December 2020 at 4:55 pm

The cover of the 2021 Erie Canalway Calendar features A.T. McLean’s winning photo of the Butternut Creek Aqueduct, located in the Old Erie Canal State Historic Park in DeWitt. Calendars are available for free beginning today at libraries and visitor centers throughout the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.

Press Release, Erie Canalway Heritage Corridor

WATERFORD – The public is invited to pick up a free 2021 Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor calendar starting today 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 calendar showcases the unique beauty, history, and character of New York’s canals and canal communities,” said Bob Radliff, Erie Canalway Executive Director. “We hope it inspires people to preserve and celebrate our incredible canal heritage.”

Calendars will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, thanks to generous sponsorship by the NYS Canal Corporation.

“The 2021 calendar celebrates our iconic Canal System by displaying brilliant photographs as captured by many of our canalside neighbors, and I encourage everyone to retrieve one while supplies last, so that they too can enjoy these spectacular scenes all year long,” said New York State Canal Corporation Director Brian U. Stratton.

Editor’s Note: The public libraries in Albion, Brockport, Holley, Medina and Middleport are among the locations listed as having the calendars. (Lee-Whedon Memorial Library in Medina is closed to the public until Dec. 7.)

Click here to see a list of locations where the calendar is available. For people who don’t live in the Canal Corridor, you can request a copy by emailing

Cory Pawlaczyk took this photo of a sunrise along the Erie Canal in Medina. It is featured in September in the new calendar highlighting Erie Canal scenes.