The town of Lockport gained its name from the Erie Canal. The town celebrates that heritage today and is an excellent place to learn about the canal’s history. Lockport is also a great place to explore local theater and art. There is plenty of public access to outdoor activities and sports.

Learn about the Erie Canal in Lockport

Erie Canal Discovery Center – Museum featuring art and information about the Erie Canal.           

Discover Lockport – A great site to find out all there is to do in the city.

Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises – Narrated sightseeing cruises, group cruises, cruise and food packages on the historic  Erie Canal 

Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride – Guided tour of canal locks, historic ruins, artifacts, and underground cave dating back to the 1800’s. 

Locks District Tours – Offering guided biking and walking tours of the Erie Canal and  surrounding  area

Niagara County Historical Society – 5-building museum housing exhibits and gift shop

Zip line over the Erie Canal Gorge on one of 4 zip lines with The Niagara Zipper.

Cultural Activities & Shopping

ART247 – exhibition galleries, classrooms, gift shops, and nearly 40 resident  artists. Art lessons and educational classes available to the public. 

Kenan Center – Cultural, educational and recreational opportunities abound.  Visual and performing arts include events classes and workshops.  Education opportunities for all ages.  Modern, multi-use arena is  home to a variety of sports for all.

Lakeview Village Shoppes (Olcott) – Check out our 11 specialty food, clothing, antique, and gift shops on the boardwalk overlooking  Lake Ontario. 

Olcott Beach Carousel Park – Come relive fond memories of being a kid on vintage rides and a two-row carousel.   Special events include parades and stage shows.

Outdoor Activities

Willowbrook Golf Course – 27 hole public golf course.

Erie Canal Bike Tours – Offering more than 363 miles of car-free cycling, the Erie Canalway Trail provide cycle historic and scenic touring options for riders of every age and ability. 

Gothic Hill Golf Course – 9-hole course and golf range fun for all skills and  ages!

Cornerstone Arena – Public ice skating every day!  Also offering ice bumper cars.  A great place to host a party or event.