Town of Perinton celebrates 200 years of the Erie Canal

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PERINTON, N.Y. – The Town of Perinton celebrated 200 years of the Erie Canal on Saturday. There was live music, food trucks, and historical displays.    

While the canal wasn’t finished until 1825, the portion running through Perinton was completed in 1822. The town attributes much of its success to the canal and what it has brought to the community.

“Our area owes a lot to the canal. The development in this area, the canal has been a huge part of it. Early on in our history, through commerce, and now through just the recreation, and a little bit of tourism,” said Ciaran Hanna, Perinton Town Supervisor.