The Erie Canal is 524 miles of awesome across New York State east west from Albany to Buffalo. And a smaller section that goes north from Albany to Glens Falls. There are so many special places along the corridor that to list them all would take all day. The area around Waterford has a lot of the history of the... 更多
I suppose you could take a two day cruise, sleep in a houseboat and be king of the canal. But the best might be the enemy of the good enough, and trust me, just a three or four hour cruise in a small boat, going through a couple of locks and having next to you somebody who knows the place... 更多
If you are in Pittsford, don't miss seeing the Canal. Many shops close by to grab a bite or drink to relax and just enjoy the atmosphere. The walking trail was fun with many other walkers and bikers enjoying the flat track. Plenty of benches to just sit and relax.
This is something everyone should see. The history of this canal is awesome! Just walking part of the trail and watching boats go through the locks is really impressive. A great engineering feat!
The Erie Canal is a hidden gem! I can't believe it's not more crowded with boaters. We rented one of the narrow boats built specifically for the Erie Canal. We put the bikes on the boat and spent the week boating and biking along at a reasonable pace. The lock keepers and lift bridge operators are very nice and helpful.... 更多
I have had several chances to utilize the Erie Canal system in Western New York this year. It is fun, scenic, relaxing and historic, and I do recommend this to anyone who loves water, the outdoors, and history.
I had enough time last night for a really nice waterside stroll along the Erie Canal in Pittsford. If you... 更多
The NYS Erie Canal was created to make transporting of materials and people more quickly between Albany and Buffalo. It... 更多