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Erie Canal

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Address: , Fairport, NY
Phone Number: 800-422-6254
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Description: The superhighway of pre-Civil War America, this marvel of human...
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.
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TAKE THIS RELAXING CANAL CRUISE

Took the Erie Canal cruise again while visiting friends in Rochester area -- real relaxing trip along the canal - narrator very informative and lots to see -- many many photo ops... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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New Orleans LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Took the Erie Canal cruise again while visiting friends in Rochester area -- real relaxing trip along the canal - narrator very informative and lots to see -- many many photo ops along the way.

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Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We left our car at Perinton Park and took off on our bikes for a 3 hour excursion along the canal. Rode to Aladdins for a great lunch, al fresco, enjoying the beautiful scenery from above. The canal path is well maintained, well traveled and provides easy access to attractions along the way. Bike mirrors and bells are a great... More 

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Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A beautiful little village on the Erie Canal. Great local restaurants, friendly people, ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S.. Hiking trails, concerts, festivals and much more

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Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I live in Fairport, and have the privilege of being on the canal. There is so much going on here every day, from the barges, the kayaks, rowing club sculls,ocean going yachts, tourists on The Colonial Belle taking a trip to Pittsford, and much more. . You can rent a kayak in Fairport and paddle to The Oxbow. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Our first ride on the Erie Canal between Fairport and Pittsford ( about 14 miles) was lovely. The grade is barely noticeable. The path is well maintained and safe. For a sunny summer afternoon, there was only moderate crowds, although the gelato, expresso and restaurants were full on both ends. There is plenty of shade provided by the canopy and... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We rented our bicycles from Towpath in Pittsford and headed east, to and beyond Fairport. This is an excellent stretch of the canal in terms of both beauty and interest.

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Brockport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The canal is a great place for anything you want. Biking along the canal is fun with well maintained paths a lot of little towns and villages along the route to stop and browse.

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South Florida, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Rode bicycles on the Erie Canal towpath trail. Parked at Wayneport Rd., which is halfway. First rode 7mi west to Fairport. Path is wide, asphalt in parts, crushed stone in others. Runs in the open, right along canal. Fairport is a neat little town with shops and eateries. Then rode east 7mi to Palmyra Lock 29. Trail is narrower, shaded,... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Erie Canal is lively and full of kayaks and small boats or people just having a stroll in summer. One can also ride the bike alongside it or stop for a lunch or ice cream during the trek. There are good restaurant that face the canal like Richardson which has great food. In winter the Canal is unfortunately dead... More 

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Until now, those of us who wanted to launch a canoe, kayak or rowboat in the seven miles of canal front from the Genesee River to Pittsford had one option: the floating dock at Lock 32 at Clover Street (see photo of kayaks and paddle boarder at the dock). Now, a second dock has opened at the Clinton Avenue South... More 

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