For Immediate Release: 10/3/2016

The New York State Department of State and Canal Corporation will celebrate the grand opening of the new Canal Street Marketplace with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the Village of Fort Edward tomorrow, Tuesday, October 4, 2016. The marketplace, a restored nineteenth century barn, was funded through a Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) grant and creates a venue for community events, meetings and a setting for farmers to sell their locally grown products.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
11 a.m.

Canal Street Marketplace
Canal Street
Village of Fort Edward, New York 12828

Secretary of State Rossana Rosado
Canal Corporation Director Brian U. Stratton
State Senator Betty Little
Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner
Town Supervisor Mitchell Suprenant
Village Mayor Matthew Traver
Omar Usmani, Capital Region Economic Development Council


New York’s Canal system includes four historic canals: the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca. Spanning more than 500 miles, the waterway links the Hudson River with the Great Lakes, the Finger Lakes and Lake Champlain. The canals form the backbone of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and connect hundreds of unique and historic communities. The Erie Canalway Trail is a multi-use trail, designed to accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists, and cross-country skiers. More than three-quarters of the 365-mile Canalway Trail from Albany to Buffalo is now a dedicated off-road trail, much of it along the canal’s former towpath. Together the canals and trail create a world-class recreationway that is a vibrant, scenic and unique New York resource.

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Shane Mahar
Office of Media Relations and Communications
(518) 471-5300