The New York State Canal System is now fully open for the season. Are you ready to boat from Utica to Oneida Lake?

The 2018 season is also a nice one for those who use the canal for recreational use. There is now a special waiver of tolls for recreational boaters through 2018. That means when you go through locks, if you are boating for fun, you won't be paying a dime this year.

The hours of operation this year will be 7AM to 5PM through October 10th. For maps, boaters' alerts and more information, visit the NYS Canal Corporation site.