Our Sponsors & Partners


The purpose of Lakes to Locks Passage Heritage Centers is for the people who live here to tell their stories—in a meaningful and engaging way—striking an emotional chord with visitors so they remember the authentic experience and share it with others. Heritage centers allow visitors to engage with “real people” who have a special affinity for the area. Typically volunteers, these people serve an important role as Lakes to Locks Passage Ambassadors.

By sharing their stories, ambassadors at these heritage centers build awareness, appreciation, participation, leadership, and ultimately, a commitment for stewardship of the community’s historic, natural, and cultural resources for future generations.

Essex County

Adirondack History Museum
7590 Court Street, PO Box 428
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
Aurora McCaffrey
[email protected]

Essex Heritage Center
2728 NYS Route 22
Essex, NY 12936
David Hislop
[email protected]

Iron Center Museum
34 Park Place, Port Henry, NY 12974
Betty LaMoria
[email protected]

North Star Underground Railroad Museum
1131 Mace Chasm Rd, Ausable Chasm, NY 12911
Jackie Madison
[email protected]

Penfield Museum
Historic Ironville
703 Creek Rd, Crown Point, NY 12928
Joan Hunsden
[email protected]

Ticonderoga Heritage Museum
137 Montcalm St, Ticonderoga, NY 12883
Mary Curtis
[email protected]

Ticonderoga Historical Society/Hancock House
6 Moses Circle
Ticonderoga, NY 12883
William Dolback
[email protected]

Westport Heritage House
6459 Main St, PO Box 394, Westport, NY 12993
Lyn Barrett
[email protected]

Whallonsburg Grange Hall
1610 NYS Route 22, PO Box 54, Essex, NY 12936
Clay Reaser
[email protected]

Willsborough Visitor Center
3743 Main St, Willsboro, NY 12996
Larry Cutting

Clinton County

Clinton County Historical Association and Museum
98 Ohio Ave, Plattsburgh NY 12901
Helen Nerska
[email protected]

Kent‐Delord House Museum
17 Cumberland Ave, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Don Wickman
[email protected]

Lyon Mountain Mining and Railroad Museum
Standish Rd, Lyon Mountain, NY 12952
Jane Saxe-Kelting
[email protected]

Clinton County Genealogical Society
44 Emmons St, Dannemora, NY 12981
Julie Dowd
[email protected]

Samuel de Champlain History Center
202 Elm St, Champlain, NY 12919
Celine Paquette
[email protected]

War of 1812 Museum – Battle of Plattsburgh Association
31 Washington Rd, Plattsburgh, NY 12903
Dave Deno
[email protected]

Rensselaer County

Burden Iron Works Museum
1 East Industrial Parkway, Troy, NY 12180
Michael Barrett
[email protected]

Rennsselaer County Historical Society and Museum
57 Second St, Troy, NY 12180
Kathy Sheehan
[email protected]

Saratoga County

Hudson Crossing Park
Champlain Canal Lock 5
County Rd 42, Schuylerville, NY 12871
Cindy Wian
[email protected]

Saratoga National Historical Park
648 Route 32, Stillwater, NY 12170
Lisa Dittman
[email protected]

Warren County

Bolton Historical Society Museum
4924 Main St, Bolton Landing, NY 12814
Jackie Anderson
[email protected]

Chapman Historical Museum
348 Glen St, Glens Falls, NY 12801
Tim Weidner
[email protected]

Washington County

Historic Salem Court House
58 East Broadway, Salem, NY 12865
Janice Quartararo
[email protected]

Old Stone House Library
36 George St, Fort Ann, NY 12827
Arlene Bolster
[email protected]

Slate Valley Museum
17 Water St, Granville, NY 12832
Krista Rupe
[email protected]

I know firsthand that the Champlain Canalway Trail between Whitehall and Waterford, and Hudson Crossing Park near Schuylerville, received vital contributions from Lakes to Locks—bringing the local citizens’ fledgling concepts to reality. Both of these projects required collaborative partnerships, at which Lakes to Locks excels.
-Wally Elton, Champlain Canalway Trail Work Group / Past President, Hudson Crossing Park


America’s Byways
The National Scenic Byways Program is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. The program is a grassroots effort established to help recognize, preserve and enhance selected roads throughout the United States. Since 1992, the National Scenic Byways Program has funded 2,926 projects for state and nationally designated byway routes in 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.
I love NY.com
Funding provided by a grant from Empire State Development
New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)
Funding provided by a grant from New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. NYSCA is dedicated to preserving and expanding the rich and diverse cultural resources that are and will become the heritage of New York’s citizens.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
This webpage was prepared for the New York State Department of State with funds provided under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund Act.
New York State Department of State Office of Planning and Development
The Office of Planning and Development increases resilience and sustainable growth of New York communities by advancing progressive land use solutions, community-based development, and building standards and codes. This is accomplished through partnerships with community-based organizations, academia, government agencies involved in development, natural resource protection, and social services, and other stakeholders.
NYS Department of Transportation Scenic Byways Program
The New York State Scenic Byways program was created in 1992 by the State Legislature. The program encourages both economic development and resource conservation, recognizing that each of these aspects of a byway must be fostered to ensure the success of the other. In New York State, there are several types of corridors that fall under the Scenic Byways Program. State Scenic Byways are transportation corridors that are of particular statewide interest. They are representative of a region’s scenic, recreational, cultural, natural, historic, or archaeological significance.

Other Partners and Collaborators

National Geographic.
Lakes to Locks Passage, Inc. has partnered with the National Geographic Society to capture the history and heritage of the Lakes to Locks Passage region through an interactive Web site and print map. The Lakes to Locks Passage Geotourism Project seeks to celebrate the Lakes to Locks Passage region as a world-class destination while contributing to the economic health of the region by promoting sustainable tourism. History buffs and adventurers, backpackers and foodies, birders, and sightseers can discover unique destinations based on recommendations from those who know best—residents of the Lakes to Locks Passage region.
Canal Corporation
The New York State Canal Corporation is a subsidiary of the New York State Thruway Authority, formed through State legislation transferring the Canal System from the New York State Department of Transportation to the Authority on April 1, 1992. The Canal Corporation has transformed the Canal System into a world-class recreation-way and emerging commercial waterway, with clustered development to foster recreation, tourism, and economic development, while preserving the natural and historical environment of the System and its adjacent communities. ()
National Park Service
The National Park Service, an agency of the United States Department of the Interior, is America’s largest conservation agency. Besides administering various historic, cultural and natural sites throughout the United States and its Territories, the National Park Service serves as a proud partner with many state, local and private conservation initiatives, such as those in New York: the Erie Canalway Heritage Corridor, the Hudson River Valley Historic Area, and Lakes to Locks, at their crossroads, stands Saratoga National Historical Park­ Turning Point of the Revolutionary War.
Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce
Saratoga County is upstate New York’s premier destination for history, culture, performing arts, outdoor recreation, mineral springs, polo and world-class Thoroughbred horse racing.
Adirondack Regional Tourism Council
Adirondack Regional Tourism Council is a 25-year cooperative of the counties within the six-million-acre Adirondack Park, including the Adirondack Coast and Lake George regions.

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