Aerial view from the southern part of Seneca Lake.
Erie Canal map c. 1840
Seneca Lake from Watkins Glen
Aqueduct over the Mohawk River at Rexford, one of 32 navigable aqueducts on the Erie Canal
Map showing Seneca Lake and the other Finger Lakes in relation to Lake Ontario and upstate New York
The Mohawk Valley, running east and west, cuts a natural pathway (water gap) between the Catskill Mountains to the south and the Adirondack Mountains to the north.
Looking south on Seneca Lake in the city of Geneva, New York
Profile of the original canal
Seneca Harbor wine center
Operations at Lockport, New York, in 1839
Vineyards in the Seneca Lake AVA
Stonework of lock abandoned because of route change, at Durhamville, New York
An original five-step lock structure crossing the Niagara Escarpment at Lockport, now without gates and used as a cascade for excess water
Erie Canal lock in Lockport, New York
1853 map of New York canals emboldened, center: the Erie Canal; other lines: railroads, rivers and county borders
Lithograph of the Erie Canal at Lockport, New York c. 1855. Published for Herrman J. Meyer, 164 William Street, New York City.
Aqueduct over Nine Mile Creek north of Camillus, New York, built in 1841 and abandoned c. 1918; one of 32 navigable aqueducts on the Erie Canal, it has since been restored.
Upstream view of the downstream lock at Lock 32, Pittsford, New York
Map of the "Water Level Routes" of the New York Central Railroad (purple), West Shore Railroad (red) and Erie Canal (blue)
Rochester, New York, aqueduct c. 1890
Two "low" lift bridges in Lockport, New York, July 2010
The modern Erie Canal has 34 locks, which are painted with the blue and gold colors of the New York State Canal System.
Gateway Harbor in North Tonawanda, about 1000 ft from the present-day western terminus of the Erie Canal where it connects to the Niagara River
The Old Erie Canal and its towpath at Kirkville, New York, within Old Erie Canal State Historic Park
Buffalo's Erie Canal Commercial Slip in Spring 2008
Erie Canal Lock 18, Cohoes, New York
Old Erie Canal State Historic Park, DeWitt, New York
The modern single lock at the Niagara Escarpment

The settlers' isolation ended in 1825 with the opening of the Erie Canal.

- Seneca Lake (New York)

From 1833 to 1877, the short Crooked Lake Canal connected Keuka Lake and Seneca Lake.

- Erie Canal

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Cayuga Lake as viewed in the late afternoon from Cornell University

Cayuga Lake

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Cayuga Lake as viewed in the late afternoon from Cornell University
Map of the Finger Lakes
Winter view of the head of Cayuga Lake
AES Cayuga, on the eastern shore of the lake
Cornell West Campus and Cayuga Lake, as seen from McGraw Tower

Cayuga Lake is the longest of central New York's glacial Finger Lakes, and is the second largest in surface area (marginally smaller than Seneca Lake) and second largest in volume.

It is connected to Lake Ontario by the Erie Canal and Seneca Lake by the Seneca River.

Cayuga–Seneca Canal

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Canal in New York, United States.

Canal in New York, United States.

The Seneca River
Lock on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal
Cayuga–Seneca Canal from Seneca Lake State Park, Geneva, New York.
Cayuga–Seneca Canal at the Northern tip of Seneca Lake.
Cayuga–Seneca Canal from Seneca Falls, New York.

The Cayuga–Seneca Canal connects the Erie Canal to Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake.

Seneca River (New York)

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The Seneca River flows 61.6 mi through the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York in the United States.

The Seneca River flows 61.6 mi through the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York in the United States.

Much of the river has been channelized to form part of the Erie Canal.

The Seneca River begins at Geneva in Seneca County, as the outflow of Seneca Lake, flowing east past Waterloo and Seneca Falls.

Satellite view. Lake Ontario is at top, Oneida Lake upper right, Cazenovia Lake directly below Oneida.

Finger Lakes

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Area called the Finger Lakes region in New York, in the United States.

Area called the Finger Lakes region in New York, in the United States.

Satellite view. Lake Ontario is at top, Oneida Lake upper right, Cazenovia Lake directly below Oneida.
Map of the Finger Lakes
The Finger Lakes are in the center bottom of this west facing image; Lake Erie (upper left), Lake Huron (upper right), and Lake Ontario (lower right) are three of the Great Lakes
Seneca Lake, from South Main Street in Geneva, New York.
Bluff Point on Keuka Lake
Granger Homestead, Canandaigua
Canadice Lake is surrounded by the Hemlock–Canadice State Forest.
Hemlock Lake, one of the western Finger Lakes
Sunrise overlooking a vineyard on Canandaigua Lake
Wells College, Aurora

Cayuga and Seneca Lakes are among the deepest in the United States, measuring 435 ft and 618 ft respectively, with bottoms well below sea level.

DeRuyter Reservoir, sometimes called Tioughnioga Lake or DeRuyter Lake, a man-made Finger Lake southwest of Cazenovia Lake on Limestone Creek, is 8 miles from the northernmost point on the Finger Lakes Trail, but was built as a feeder reservoir for the Erie Canal.