Mariners are advised that, conditions permitting, all portions of the New York State Canal System are scheduled to open on Friday, May 21, 2021 at 7:00 am for the 2021 navigations season. This proposed schedule of operations could be impacted by the COVID pandemic and/or the need to repair critical infrastructure. The public will be notified accordingly through the Notice to Mariners system if this occurs. There are no tolls or fees for recreational use of the Canal System in 2021.
The hours of operation for the 2021 as as follows:
Standard hours of operation until navigation season closing date, October 13, 2021: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Lock and life bridges will operate on demand from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm until September 15, 2021