“As Niagara Falls are the greatest natural wonder, so Lockport, its locks, and the portion of the Erie Canal adjacent, are considered to be the greatest artificial curiosity in this part of America.”Stewart Scott, Canadian Traveler, 1826
Welcome to the City of Lockport, New York, and our new DISCOVER LOCKPORT website. We’re so glad you came to DISCOVER the many things we have to offer for your enjoyment. Lockport is a 21st century city with its roots in the early 1800’s. Just stand on “The Big Bridge” in the heart of downtown and you’ll see why – the Erie Canal and the Flight of Five Locks. Lockport literally rose from the banks of this engineering marvel. Explore our website to see all that we have to offer, including the newly-restored Flight of Five from the early 1800’s and the modern locks, Locks 34 & 35, on the Erie Canal. Check out our many fine restaurants, specialty shops, artists’ studios, golf courses and the brand new Cornerstone CFCU Arena. Don’t forget to view some videos about the canal, hear the “Erie Canal Song” and read about our history. Lockport has plenty to see and do to keep you busy, but check out everything there is to do in the Niagara region. Natural wonders, world-class wine, and some of the best architecture in the nation are right in our backyard. We hope you enjoy our website, but don’t just read about us, come visit us here on the Erie Canal and discover Lockport!