Results from an Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor study are out, and they show a picture of what kinds of visitors pass through, strengths of the corridor and areas for improvement.
The approximately 500-mile corridor spans the state canal system including the Erie, Champlain, Cayuga-Seneca and Oswego canals. It provides biking, boating and hiking opportunities, in addition to showcasing many historical, cultural and tourist attractions from east to west.
The study surveyed over 1,000 people — visitors as well as prospective visitors, who live near the canal system. The majority of respondents lived in New York state, with 3 percent of respondents from Cayuga County, 9 percent from Onondaga County and 1 percent from Seneca County. Others who answered questions came from Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Michigan and Virginia.