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Erie Canal

Fairport, NY
800-422-6254
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Ranked #2 of 7 attractions in Fairport
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Motor-boating
Owner description: The superhighway of pre-Civil War America, this marvel of human engineering and labor, built from Albany to Buffalo, opened up America's frontier to... more » Owner description: The superhighway of pre-Civil War America, this marvel of human engineering and labor, built from Albany to Buffalo, opened up America's frontier to the west. « less
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English first
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you're traveling by boat......the locks between Lyons & Fairport are in rough shape, but well worth it! Newark was a wonderul port.....free electric, water, showers, bathrooms and even laundry. Be careful though, someone took my laundry out before it was done! Wonderul grassy area with gazebo and pavillion. Free concert on Friday nights.

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Oyster Bay, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We really enjoyed this ride, the locks are nicely restored, we saw some boat activity on the canal and Fairport is a nice stop. The weather was a bit hot that day otherwise we would have continued to Pittsford, the next significant canal stop.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews 76 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Fairport is a wonderful little quaint town with great restaurants and the view of Erie Canal is AWESOME. I have never seen a lift bridge so that was quite fascinating to me :)

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Victor, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Fairport is a wonderful town and they have done a great job capitalizing on the Erie Canal. The night we visited there were many boaters tied up for overnight stays to enjoy the village. There are ample restaurants and pubs all within a short walking distance. The town has many nice shops as well. For boaters traveling the Canal is... More

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Cochranville, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We had a great time! 25 of us biked, kayaked and took the Erie Canal Cruise! Was wonderful! The Hotel was close to the activities we wanted to do! Very accomdating to our group. Excellent service and staff!!!

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Regardless of the weather the Erie Canal provides great opportunities for outdoor exercise. My wife and I come here frequently and walk from our Village apartment right to the canal path and spend time together talking and exercising.

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Beautiful area, particularly around Richardson's Canal House or in downtown Pittsford. Many interesting areas nearby, including Powder Mill Park.

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Rochester, New York
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1,172 reviews 1,172 reviews
338 attraction reviews
327 helpful votes 327 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We strolled along the Erie Canal for a while tonight after finishing our dinners at a Packett's Landing restaurant. The scenery at the canal is always wonderful, and we really enjoy the view up and down the waterway itself. Stores and restaurants in the Box Factory were going full tilt, and we could listen to a live band going in... More

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Rochester, NY
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

OK, you remember the song from grade school, don't you? "Got a mule and her name is Sal, 15 miles on the Erie Canal...". Since I have lived within 5 miles from the Erie Canal most of my life, I am just a little biased. When in the Eastern Rochester suburbs you should check out a few of the prettiest... More

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West tisbury, MA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

"Out of my Window, Looking in the Night, I can see the Barges' Flickering Lights", a childhood song ends with, "I would like to go with you". Now, 50 years later, more so than ever. Restored and vibrant,- towpath walkers and bikers seek exercise, village port shops, ice cream, summer band concerts, picnic benches to watch watercrafts and waterfowl ply... More

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