Located 20 miles east of Niagara Falls in Niagara County, Lockport is a charming city that is home to the famous Erie Canal and its locks. The warm and welcoming community in New York State offers a wealth of things to see and do with the historic Erie Canal and Lockport Locks at the top of the list.

Explore the history of the canal at the Erie Canal Discovery Center and take a unique journey on an underground boat ride along the canal.

Downtown Lockport is home to the popular Canal Street Historic District, which has plenty of places to eat, drink and be merry, and outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking and biking along the Canalway Trail or canoeing, kayaking, and fishing along the historic inland waterway.

1. Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride

Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride
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The Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride is a one-of-a-kind experience that explores the 19th-century Erie Canal locks and its caves and tunnels. The guided historical tour delves into the history of the historic Erie Canal Locks 67-71 known as the ‘Flight of Five’ taking visitors on a journey back in time to 1838. Expert guides show visitors the various types of rock that needed to be blasted to make the canal locks and several artifacts left behind by the men who built the tunnel. An eerie underground boat ride along the canal gives visitors a chance to see the working conditions for the builders of the canal and locks in the late 1800s.

5 Gooding St, Lockport, NY 14094, Phone: 716-438-0174

2. Blackman Homestead Farm

Blackman Homestead Farm
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Blackman Homestead Farm is a 160-acre family-owned and operated that has been producing high-quality fruits and specialty products for more than 150 years. Situated on the rolling hills of the Niagara Escarpment in Western New York, the working farm grows apples and other fruit, produces fresh-pressed apple cider and fruit butter, raises cattle for beef production, has an evergreen and deciduous tree nursery, and raises turkeys for Thanksgiving holiday. The farm offers a U-Pick fruit service where visitors can spend a day at the farm, picking their fruit and soaking up the beauty of the surrounding landscapes.

4472 Thrall Rd, Lockport, NY 14094, Phone: 716-434-7116

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3. Freedom Run Winery, Lockport, New York

Freedom Run Winery, Lockport, New York
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Inspired by the beauty of the surrounding Niagara Escarpment, Freedom Run Winery is a family-owned winery that uses the unique fertile glacial soil and ideal micro-climate of New York Wine Country to produce award-winning boutique wines. Founded in 2005 by the Manning family, Freedom Run Winery produces small-batch wines aged in French, Hungarian, and America bourbon barrels which give each wine a unique character and flavor. Visitors can enjoy guided tours of the winery and tastings in the elegant tasting room on the farm.

5138 Lower Mountain Rd, Lockport, NY 14094, Phone: 716-433-4136

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4. Honeymoon Trail Winery, Lockport, New York

Honeymoon Trail Winery, Lockport, New York
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Located on the Historic Honeymoon Trail on the bench of the Niagara Escarpment, the Honeymoon Trail Winery is a family-owned wine estate dating back to the 1970s. Previously known as the Niagara Winery, the winery produces award-winning wines using high-quality ingredients from around New York State. Wines range from dry to sweet, along with ice wine and port and signature wines like the Honeymoon Spice wines series and chocolate-covered cherry wine. The winery has a charming café with a fireplace and outdoor patio overlooking the gardens where visitors can enjoy wine tastings, afternoon tea, traditional high tea, and delicious platters of charcuterie and cheeses.

4120 Ridge Rd, Lockport, NY 14094, Phone: 716-438-3255

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5. Spring Lake Winery

Spring Lake Winery
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Spring Lake Winery is a family-owned Italian winery that offers a one-of-a-kind experience in the picturesque surroundings of New York Wine Country. The winery is set on spectacular landscapes that include nature trails, a strolling park, rolling vineyards, and an eight-acre lake, and has beautifully appointed accommodations for overnight stays. The Spring Lake Winery Café serves delicious farm-to-table fare and estate wines, and vintage 1947 Budd Coaches offer peaceful rides around the beautiful Niagara countryside. The winery offers guided tours around the estate and caters to special occasions and celebrations such as weddings with traditional hospitality.

7373 Rochester Rd, Lockport, NY 14094, Phone: 716-439-5253

6. Niagara Landing Wine Cellars, Lockport, New York

Niagara Landing Wine Cellars, Lockport, New York
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Nestled beneath the Niagara Escarpment, Niagara Landing Wine Cellars is a family-owned vineyard and winery that produces award-winning wines from a selection of European varietals. Established in 1998, the winery was the first of its kind in Niagara County with three generations of viticulturists tending the century-old vineyards and using the highest quality ingredients to produce world-class wines. The winery is named after the Smith Field (Cambria Airfield) which is still in use, and visitors can enjoy guided tours of the estate, sample some of the finest wines, and shop in the gift store.

4434 Van Dusen Rd, Lockport, NY 14094, Phone: 716-433-8405

7. First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church
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The First Presbyterianism Church is a confessional church that is guided by the Book of Confessions and engages in a variety of church-related mission and service projects on local, regional, and international levels. Services include baptisms, holy communions, missionary support, food baskets and drives and flower deliveries, prayer chains, and hospital and hospice visits. The First Presbyterianism Church is theologically moderate and welcomes members of all religions, race, gender, and sexuality.

21 Church St, Lockport, NY 14094, Phone: 716-433-5905

8. Niagara County Historic Society

Niagara County Historic Society
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The Niagara County Historic Society is headquartered in the Outwater Memorial Building on Niagara Street. This fine brick building dates back to 1863 and offers visitors a glimpse of the history of the Niagara area during the past 175 years. At this main building you can go on a nostalgic trip as you explore the Victorian Parlor, the Historic Pantry, the Civil War Room and the Old Toy Room. To complete your visit you can move on to the Erie Canal Discovery Center in Church Street to learn all about the construction and history of the Erie Canal and locks. Finally, the Bond House on Ontario Street is the oldest brick house in Lockport.

215 Niagara St, Lockport, NY 14094, 716 434 7433

9. Kenan Center, Lockport, New York

Kenan Center, Lockport, New York
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The Kenan Center is a regional community center that offers a variety of arts, cultural, educational, and recreational programs. Set on 25 acres of beautiful landscapes in Lockport, the historic Kenan Center is named after its benefactor, William Rand Kenan, Jr., and is home to several institutions such as the Kenan House Gallery, the Kenan Center Arena, the Kenan Montessori Preschool, and the Taylor Theater. The 153-seat Taylor Theater presents a variety of shows throughout the year, and the Kenan Center Arena houses a variety of community-based sports and recreation programs. The center is surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens and grounds with century-old trees, lush perennial blooms, a fragrant herb garden, and a tranquil pond.

433 Locust St, Lockport, NY 14094, Phone: 716-433-2617

10. Historic Palace Theater

Historic Palace Theater
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The Historic Palace Theatre is a historic community theater that presents a diverse range of stage productions, theatrical performances, musicals, and dramatic plays, and offers theatre school workshops and acting classes. Built in 1925, the Palace Theatre features a grand 1920s-era arch-ceiling and hand-painted frescoes, ornate detailing, and elegant crystal chandeliers. The Historic Palace Theatre is also a center for arts education and provides acting classes and theatrical workshops for students of all ages.

2 East Ave, Lockport, NY 14094, Phone: 716-438-1130

11. ART247, Lockport, New York

ART247, Lockport, New York
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Set on the banks of the Erie Canal, Art247 is a community arts center that promotes the arts through exhibitions, classrooms, and studio spaces in which over 40 artists work. The art center was established to support the local arts community and promote all levels of craft and artistry from fine art to pottery and woodworks. Two large exhibition spaces showcase local, regional and national artists’ works, studios and maker spaces allow artists to work on-site, two classrooms offer art classes and workshops, small business spaces are available for meetings, and an art supply store and gift shop sells all things art.

247 Market St, Lockport, NY 14094, Phone: 716-404-9884

12. Lowertown Historic District

Lowertown Historic District
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The Lowertown Historic District is a charming, geographically distinct area in Lockport that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The national historic district features several historic buildings such as the Western Block Company Warehouse (1855), the Washington Hunt House (1831), the Lockport Bank Building (1829), the former Christ Episcopal Church, and the Italianate-style Vine Street School (1864). The district is also home to beautifully preserved houses along Market Street overlooking the Erie Canal and visitors can enjoy docent-led guided walking tours through the area.

Lockport, NY 14094

13. Lock 34 Bar & Grill, Lockport, New York

Lock 34 Bar & Grill, Lockport, New York
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Lock 34 Bar & Grill is a locally owned industrial-style restaurant with high ceilings, a spacious dining area with table seating, and a long bar with counter seating that serves New American cuisine and a wide range of drinks. Situated on Main Street in the heart of Lockport, Lock 34 Bar & Grill serves contemporary pub grub like burgers, chicken wings, wood-fired pizzas, and traditional pretzels, along with craft beers on tap and by the bottle, wines from around the world, high-end spirits, and classic cocktails. Lock 34 Bar & Grill is open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Saturday.

80 Main St, Lockport, NY 14094, Phone: 716-433-4222

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14. Hilltop Restaurant & Bar, Lockport, New York

Hilltop Restaurant & Bar, Lockport, New York
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The Hilltop Restaurant is a family-owned and operated restaurant that serves fresh, contemporary cuisine and a full bar menu in a warm, family-friendly atmosphere. The restaurant has elegant décor and ample seating and caters for both business lunches and vibrant family dinners and serves creative menus of seasonal cuisine prepared with locally sourced ingredients from farms in the area. A full-service bar offers craft beers on tap and by the bottle, casual wines by the glass or bottle, and signature cocktails made with high-end spirits. The Hilltop Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Sunday.

4206 Lake Ave, Lockport, NY 14094, Phone: 716-433-7060

15. Lockport Locks & Erie Canal, Lockport, NY

Lockport Locks & Erie Canal, Lockport, NY
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The Erie Canal is a 363-mile long navigable water route from the Great Lakes to New York City. Constructed in 1817 and opened in 1825, the canal was considered an engineering marvel, providing a direct route for large commercial vessels to travel from New York City to the Midwest. The Erie Canal is a designated National Heritage Corridor. The Erie Canal features five staircase locks that life or lower boats of all sizes over the Niagara Escarpment known as the ‘Flight of Five.’ The Erie Canal and Lockport Locks can be explored on guided canal cruises year-round.

210 Market St, Lockport, NY 14094, Phone: 716-433-6155

16. Cammarata's Restaurant, Lockport, New York

Cammarata's Restaurant, Lockport, New York
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Cammarata's Restaurant is a traditional family-owned Italian restaurant that has been serving authentic Mediterranean cuisine and fine wines for 45 years. Boasting elegant décor and a relaxed, homey atmosphere, Cammarata's Restaurant serves seasonal menus of freshly prepared cuisine using locally sourced ingredients. Signature dishes range from a range of prime USDA Choice and Angus Beef steaks, center-cut pork chops and grilled chicken breast to fresh seafood, including lobster tails, and handmade pasta and sauces. A full-service bar offers craft beers on tap and by the bottle, wines from the Niagara Wine Trail and Italy and classic cocktails, and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday and dinner only on the weekend.

6336 Robinson Rd, Lockport, NY 14094, Phone: 716-433-5353

17. Mark's Pizzeria, Lockport, New York

Mark's Pizzeria, Lockport, New York
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Mark’s Pizzeria is a family-friendly pizza chain that serves traditional wood-fired pizzas with a variety of toppings, signature pies, chicken wings, and subs in a laid-back setting. The counter-serve outpost has an extensive menu of standard and specialty pizzas made with hand-tossed dough and featuring a wide range of toppings and sauce. The eatery also serves a range of pasta dishes and American comfort fare like fried chicken and wings, fresh salads, calzones, and a range of subs, along with sodas, and non-alcoholic beverages.

288 S Transit St, Lockport, NY 14094, Phone: 716-439-0484

18. Arrowhead Springs Vineyards

Arrowhead Springs Vineyards
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The Arrowhead Springs Vineyards are beautifully positioned on the Niagara Escarpment. Here guests are invited to stop by for a wine tasting and light meal overlooking the beautiful vineyards. Arrowhead estate practices sustainable farming methods to produce a range of fine wines. The vineyards are carefully managed to ensure top quality grapes including Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Chardonnay varietals, while other cultivars are bought in from surrounding farms. There is a beautiful outdoor patio as well as an indoor Tasting Room where you can enjoy a tasting, order wine by the glass or try a local craft beer or cider.

4746 Townline Rd, Lockport, NY 14094, 716 433 6000

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