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Corn Hill Navigation 2024 Season Sponsors

Corn Hill Navigation launched its first ever corporate sponsorship program in 2024!  We are thrilled to have so much support from Rochester’s business community, including Canandaigua National Bank, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Gallina Development Corp., Rohrbach Brewing Company, Nocon & Associates Ameriprise Financial, and even an anonymous sponsor. We are currently working on an…

Expand your Mind and Creativity with our Arts and Culture Series

We are excited to announce our new “Arts and Culture Series”! This series of cruises will explore the rich history and impact of the Erie Canal. We will take an in-depth dive into the values, customs, ideas, and creativity that flourished with the opening of the canal, profoundly influencing the individuals and collective society of…

Bird Watching Cruises along the Genesee River and the Erie Canal

Embark on an enriching journey with Corn Hill Navigation’s birding cruises, led by local guides Randi and Nic Minetor. The Minetors, known for their birding books, have their work distributed nationwide by Falcon Guides and Quick Reference Publishing. During these cruises, participants can spot over 20 bird species, including the great blue heron, great egret,…

Corn Hill Navigation to Host Two “Beers, Bikes, and Barges” Cycling Events

Corn Hill Navigation (CHN) is joining with the Syracuse-based Erie Canal Museum to present two of the Museum’s popular series of 12 Beers, Bikes, and Barges summer cycling events. Each event consists of a 90-minute guided bike tour that introduces riders to a unique local brewery with a post-ride drink and showcases the history of…

Riverie Cruises into the 2024 Season

On Wednesday, May 15th, Corn Hill Navigation’s cruise boat, Riverie, made her seasonal journey from Macedon down the Erie Canal to the Genesee River, arriving at her home port in Corn Hill Landing on Exchange Blvd. On May 17th, Riverie had its first official passengers of the 2024 season. Our very first cruise was a…

Experience a Spectacular Journey

Our 2024 season off to a busy start! Sam Patch arrived May 8 in Pittsford’s Schoen Place just in time for Mother’s Day weekend. Riverie is traveling to Rochester on Wednesday, May 15, where a variety of enjoyable experiences will be available to captivate guests of all ages starting Saturday, May 17. Book a cruise…

Celebrating Moms!

Give your mom the gift of adventure this weekend on one of our Sam Patch lock cruises. Moms will be treated to a complimentary mimosa on our 10:00 a.m. trips and a complimentary beverage of her choice on other scheduled cruises. Sam Patch departs from Schoen Place. Bring the family and enjoy celebrating your mom…

Riverie and Sam Patch Tour Boats Start Journey to Rochester May 10 for Season Opening May 11

Online Booking Now Open—Just in time for Mother’s Day! New This Year: Arts & Culture Series, Kids Cruises, Boxed Lunches and 2 New Exclusive Rohrbach Beers ROCHESTER, NY, April 30, 2024—Corn Hill Navigation’s Riverie and Sam Patch will once again cruise the historic waters of the Genesee River and Erie Canal for the 2024 season,…

Sail into the Spotlight: Your Business and Corn Hill Navigation

Are you interested in supporting a Rochester treasure, and getting the word out on your organization or business at the same time? Corn Hill Navigation, the 501(c)(3) operator of the Sam Patch and Riverie tour boats, is seeking local sponsorships to support our cruises. In 2023, more than 15,000 passengers enjoyed a ride on one…

Corn Hill Navigation Christens New Riverie Tour Boat and Opens New Corn Hill Navigation Waterfront Center at the City of Rochester Downtown Harbor

Book Online Now for Cruises! Corn Hill Navigation staff and board members and Mayor Malik D. Evans christen Riverie. Photo by Renée Veniskey. Rochester, New York, June 6, 2023— Corn Hill Navigation christened Riverie, its newest cruise boat, today and opened the new Corn Hill Navigation Waterfront Center at the City of Rochester Downtown Harbor….

Riverie Begins its Journey to Rochester this Week and Arrives Downtown May 20!

Corn Hill Navigation to Launch New Riverie Tour Boat and Open New Waterfront Center on June 6 at Corn Hill Landing on the Genesee River Online Booking for Cruises Now Open! Rochester, NY — May 15, 2023 — Riverie, Corn Hill Navigation’s newest tour boat on the Erie Canal and the only tour boat tooffer cruises on the Genesee River since 2013,…

Sam Patch Erie Canal Tours Start this Sunday, May 14 at Schoen Place in Pittsford

Rochester, NY — May 11, 2023 — Corn Hill Waterfront and Navigation Foundation will begin offering public cruises on theSam Patch early this year, starting this Sunday, May 14. Cruises on the replica canal boat are 90 minutes and depart on the Erie Canal Wednesdays through Mondays from 12 Schoen Place in Pittsford, New York….