Old Erie Canal State Park Professional Review and Guide
"Originally opened in 1825 and expanded several years later, this marvel of nineteenth-century engineering sliced through the state, connecting Lake Erie at Buffalo with the Hudson River at Albany, a distance of 363 miles. Today most of the canal is filled in, and small sections have been turned into parks. Old Erie Canal State Park is the longest, running 35 miles from Syracuse to Rome. Key species: Black bass, chain pickerel, northern pike, bullhead, sunfish, and carp"