Transit North is anchored on the north by the Historic Canalway Corridor. Nowhere else in New York State may visitors experience the Erie Canal better than in Lockport. Lockport's heritage tourism attractions, combined with Transit North's retail outlets and restaurants provide an enjoyable destination for visitors as well as local residents.
Lockport Locks Heritage District
Surrounding the famed Erie Canal Flight of Five Locks, the Lockport Locks Heritage District also features the Historic Canal Street District, Old City Hall, and Erie Canal Discovery Center.
Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church Street
A multi-media museum is devoted to the Erie Canal, particularly the Flight of Five Locks. On display is the "Opening of the Erie Canal" mural by artist Raphael Beck. A simulated canal boat ride through the locks relates stories of "canawlers", and interactive games enhance awareness of the 18th century technology developed to respond to the challenges of the Niagara Escarpment.
Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises, 210 Market Street
Experience a narrated cruise on the Erie Canal and feel the excitement of being raised and lowered 50 feet in the only double locks of the present-day Canal system alongside canal locks from the Enlarged Erie Canal era.
Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride, 5 Gooding Street
Travel on an actual underground boat ride through the Lockport Caves, a 1,600 lineal foot man-made tunnel crafted in the 1800's to channel water from the top of the Lockport Locks to power industry along the historic waterway. A narrated walk of Erie Canal Locks 34 & 35 combines with the boat ride for an entertaining 70-minute tour.
Canal Street Historic District
Visitors can rent bikes and visit eateries on Lockport's restored Canal Street Business District, which forms the northern border of the Lockport Locks Heritage District and an important segment of the Riley's Way Walking Tour.
Riley's Way Walking Tour
Enjoy a self-guided tour of Lockport's Locks Heritage District and the surrounding area, featuring informative panel displays of historic sites throughout the Heritage District. Riley's Way is also a component of the statewide Canalway Trail, which connects Lockport with Erie Canal destinations to the east and to the west.
Historic Palace Theatre, 2 East Avenue
The 1925-era cultural center is a proscenium-arch style theater. It features locally-produced live theater as well as modern digital cinema offerings.
Niagara Wine Trail
The Niagara Wine Trail, USA is situated between the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario. This geography has created a unique micro-climate, suitable for the production of the grapes that are used to create our fine wines. Visitors to the Niagara Wine Trail can select from among the 17 wineries for an enjoyable tour.