Amherst in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Erie Canal at Amherst
Erie Canalway Trail - Amherst
Tow Path Bridge 170 over Tonawanda Creek at Pendleton, May 1905.
1817-1825 30 tons; 1830-1850 75 tons; 1850-1862 100 tons; 1862-1899 240 tons; After 1900 450 tones; 1900-1930 1000-3000 tons.
[north side:] Welcome to the Erie Canalway Trail, a multi-use trail for walking, bicycling, cross-country skiing and other recreational activities. The trail parallels active and historic sections of the legendary Erie Canal spanning 360 miles across New York State from Buffalo to Albany. The Erie Canalway Trail is an ideal close-to-home recreatioal resource and a great long distance bicycling destination. Initiatives between the New York State Canal Corporation, federal and state agencies, non-profit groups, volunteers and local governments have created this great network of trails for public use.
Enjoying the Canalway Trail:
The Erie Canalway Trail is intended to accommodate a variety of users. It is important to extend courtesy to all trail users and respect their rights. In order to avoid conflicts, trail protocol dictates that bicyclists should yield the right-of-way to all trail users.
Hours of operation and Other information:
The Trail is Open from Dawn to Dusk. In case of emergency call 911. For more information about the Erie Canalway Trail or the New York State Canal System, Please Call: 1-800-4 Canals 4 or Visit Us Online at: www.canals.ny.gov An on-line interactive map of the Erie Canalway Trail showing services and attractions is available at http://ptny.org/bikecanal/map/
Erected by New York State Canals.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Erie Canal series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1905.
Location. 43° 5.099′ N, 78° 43.744′ W. Marker is in Amherst, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Tonawanda Creek Road and New Road, on the right when traveling west on Tonawanda Creek Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14228, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Transit Road Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pendleton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bigelow HouseWilliamsville School No.9 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sweet Home Common School No.15 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grand Erie Canal (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pendleton Veterans (approx. 2.8 miles away); Dedicated in Memory / In Honor of CPL Nicholas Deisinger (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amherst.
More about this marker. The Canal route actually leaves the creek before reaching this marker, although "Millersport", to the east and upstream of here on Tonawanda Creek, is evidence of commerce connected to the Canal by Tonawanda Creek.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 15, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.