Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a new partnership between the New York Power Authority, New York State Canal Corporation and Tentrr to provide overnight accommodations through hassle-free campsites alongside New York's Canals this summer.
As part of Governor Cuomo's Reimagine the Canals initiative and the recently announced "On the Canals" excursions program, Tentrr created nineteen fully-outfitted campsites at four picturesque locations for visitors to reserve, most within a short distance of a free "On the Canals" excursion opportunity.
Each of the Canalside camping locations offers unique turnkey, outfitted camping facilities, allowing guests to camp in style amongst the Canals. In addition, each site is fully equipped with all the amenities for comfortable camping including spacious canvas tents atop a raised platform, a cozy queen size memory foam mattress, solar-powered "sun" showers, along with picnic tables and Adirondack chairs for admiring the view or stargazing. All amenities are set up in advance of guests' arrival, allowing guests to immediately explore the surrounding area without the hassle of maintaining their own campsite.
The campsites available this summer within 15 minutes of an "On the Canals" excursion include:
Yankee Hill Getaway (Amsterdam, Town of Florida) Wedged between the Adirondack and Catskills parks in the Mohawk Valley, the Yankee Hill Getaway site lies on a thin strip of land between the original Erie Canal and the current Canal system. Three sites will be available to book at this location.
Oak Island Vista (Waterloo) Nestled between Cayuga and Seneca Lakes along the Cayuga-Seneca Canal, the beautiful Oak Island site offers easy access to the best of the Finger Lakes Region. Five sites will be available to book at this location
Montezuma Canal View at Lock E-26 (Galen) Campers at Lock E-26 will wake to views of the tranquil Erie Canal and have easy access to the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge and Northern Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. Six sites will be available to book at this location.
Palmyra-Macedon Getaway at Lock E-29 (Palmyra-Macedon) The Palmyra-Macedon site offers picturesque views of the Erie Canal and easy access to a whole lot of outdoor fun. Five sites will be available to book at this location. ■