NY Canal System photo contest shows beauty, splendor of a great resource (see winners)

WATERFORD, NY – The winners of the 15th Annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest have been chosen from more than 435 entries.

The winning images, which represent the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, will be featured in the 2021 Erie Canalway calendar, which will be available for free at libraries, visitor centers and by request beginning in December.

“These remarkable images remind us that the NYS Canal System remains a symbol of strength for our communities, providing a distinct sense of place and pride in where we live, work and play. We are delighted to share them widely,” said Bob Radliff, executive director of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, which sponsored the contest.

Brian U. Stratton, director of the New York State Canal Corporation, added, “As New Yorkers, we are lucky—it’s easy to take for granted the natural beauty around every corner.

“The Erie Canalway’s annual photo contest gives us

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