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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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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Fairport is known for the paved bike path that runs along side the Erie Canal, and its Lift Bridge that is built on an angle. We discovered that it is also a great place to rent a pair of kayaks and go kayaking on the Erie Canal itself. The Erie Canal Boat company is right at the waters edge after... More

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Penfield New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

The Erie Canal at Fairport is a favorite summer stop. There is a walking/biking path which goes for miles,connecting the adjacent towns. There's a wonderful boat rental opportunity,offering kayaks,canoes,paddle boats and pontoons. Whether strolling with a gelato to enjoy or cruising up the canal on the Colonoial Belle,the Fairport portion of the Erie Canal offers something for everyone.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We loved the Erie Canal biking experience! Trails were fantastic, the opportunity to enjoy food and beverage along the route even better. The stay at the Woodcliff Hotel and Spa was fantastic. We enjoyed the quick trips into Rochester..all in all a great place to visit.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

And found Fairport. I did actually get the shorts thanks to a tip from a local but also got homemade ice cream, stamps from some kind ladies in a craft cooperative and watched the lift bridge go up. The Erie Canal is used a lot by the locals. I'd recommend this side trip from Victor.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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