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Boating In Lyons NY

If you find yourself at mile 220 on the Canal you’ll want to spend some time In Lyons.  In 2014 Lyon’s hosted boaters from 34 states, Canada, and even hosted visitors from 4 countries outside of North America.

Lyons is the capital of Wayne County.  It was once considered the Peppermint Oil capital of the world.  The village is filled with historical buildings and architecture.  Six properties within the village are listed on the NYS and National Register of Historic Places.  It’s also a “Main street USA” designated village.

As is the case with many communities along the canal Lyons opens its doors to boaters.  There are docking opportunities on both the North and South sides of the Canal with electric on both sides.  Docking, electric, water, wi-fi, and showers are all free.  The bath rooms are located just up the stairs on the North wall at the firehouse.  There is 24 hour video surveillance as well.

GPS Location for Lyons is Latitude 43°03’41.47” Longitude 76°59”34.32”W   Every Saturday from June through October Lyons hosts a farmers market, and on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 they have live music in the park.  The town web site is www.lyonsny.com and they can be reached at (315) 946-4531

Like many other communities along the Canal, Lyons has a team of greeters who are there to make sure that you have everything you need during your stay.  Need a question answered before your arrive send Bob Stopper an e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lyons celebrates three major festivals.  Peppermint Days is celebrated at the end of the third week in July.  Pumpkin Palooza, a one day event is celebrated during the third weekend in October and Winter Wonderland which is celebrated during the month of December.

Thunder over the Erie is considered to be one of the best and longest fireworks displays in upstate NY.  It begins at dark on the Saturday of the Peppermint Days celebration.  Boaters are welcome to fill the Canal during the fireworks.  The route 14 bridge crossing the Canal is closed to traffic during the fireworks and filled with spectators.

Millers Marina is about ½ mile west of Lock 27 and if you’re looking for additional information check out the Canal Cruising Guide that the NYS Canal Corporation publishes or order Skipper Bob’s guide to Cruising the New York Canal System.   Both publications are always on my fly bridge when traveling the Canal

http://www.canals.ny.gov/boating/cruisingguide.html

www.skipperbob.net

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