The proximity of these superb bodies of water encourages all watersports, including sailing, yachting, canoeing and kayaking, swimming, rafting, fishing, scuba diving, windsurfing and more.
Pleasure boats of all sizes and from all ports can tie
up at the many wharves along the canal, in addition
to dropping into area marinas.
Cruise ships and excursion boats will offer tours of the canal
or longer trips to explore the river and the Great Lakes.