Low bridge, everybody down! Low bridge, ’cause we’re coming to a town! You’ll always know your neighbor and you’ll always know your pal, if you’ve ever navigated on the Erie Canal… At this charming play space in the Mohawk Valley Welcome Center, you’ll find kids acting out their Erie Canal adventures on our wooden barge and shipping-container-themed play structure on the banks of the actual river. After all the work of building, shipping and installing, our BBAB play pieces were seamlessly integrated with concrete mules and old-fashioned barrels from another vendor. Together, they form an invitation to both play and learn about the area’s history.With New York’s State Motto hand-carved into her hull, this barge is ready to journey back through time to the days of hauling anything from lumber, barrels of apples, or cloth to families making a Westward move.
For youngsters that do not yet have their sea legs, a seeming stack of shipping containers reveals itself to be a toddler-friendly climbing area with a gentle slide.2017 is the 200th anniversary of the start of the Erie Canal and New York’s celebration will last a full five years, so we look forward to coming back to this scenic area for more building fun!