Over the past ten years, my village of Baldwinsville has undergone a transformation using the natural resource of the Seneca River and the Man-made Erie Canal to bring in more people to the village. New restaurants, an inn, festivals, concerts and fireworks bring in tourists, fishermen, boaters and village locals back into the downtown and river area. This is much different than 100 years ago when the river and canal meant power and transportation for the industries of Baldwinsville but, the results are the same, more opportunities for entrepreneurs to build a business and enjoyment of the river for everyone else.
Wildlife still call the Seneca River home like this Mallard Duck. Fishing is a major draw from bass to record-setting carp. Erie Canal Lock 24 is open for business and is one of the busiest on the Erie Canal system. Many of the boaters stop by the Lock 24 Restaurant to have a meal and listen to entertainers like Dr. Paul on warm evenings from Spring to Fall.