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“Stayed next door at red mill Inn” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Erie Canal

Erie Canal
NY
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Ranked #954 of 2,228 Attractions in New York
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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LOGAN, UT
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“Stayed next door at red mill Inn”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Very pretty at night, easy to walk around and view. We dined at the lock 24 restaurant across from the actual lock. All very nice.

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Ovid, New York
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“Novice Boaters Tackle the Cayuga Seneca Canal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We got a new boat on Lake Cayuga and cruised the CS canal to Lake Seneca. Ate a very good lunch at Stonecutters at Belhurst castle (they have their own dock). Stayed overnight on the boat at Sampson State Park. Great Trip - highly recommend it. Next time we would stop to eat in Seneca Falls (have docking right by down town). Also of interest in that town would be the sculpture park that runs along the canal. Only thing to watch is both Cayuga and Seneca lakes are shallow in the north ends so you need to watch where you go. The canals and channels are not a problem.

Visited September 2013
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Rochester, New York
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“Lock 24 Park - nice for a short stroll”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The small park at Lock 24 is a very pretty place. You can walk along the pathway, sit at a picnic table, or enjoy any one of the many shops and restaurants that exist around the sides of this scenic waterway. Yesterday, I sat and watched the great blue herons as they sat on the lock barriers...beautiful creatures! This would be an excellent place to take a lunch and watch the world go by.

Visited August 2013
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New Jersey
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We were passing by Buffalo and stop here mostly to stretch a little during our trip to NY State.
It proved to be very interesting, seeing the canal with the ships and the submarine.
There is a walkway all around , the breeze of the water was very welcomed.There is a food stand.
But the amazing thing is the almost 50 foot drop in the water through what they call the "5 locks" That is the only way the ships can navigate the canal .
It is an outstanding work, specially because it was finished in 1825.
Gone are the days when the barges were pulled by horses by the side of the river...
You can also tour by boat.
It is an attraction that we'll certainly visit again in the future, maybe by boat
You can also tour by boat

Visited June 2013
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Jamaica, Vermont
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“Then and Now”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

A quick trip north of Albany NY and you're at the original as well as the newest start of the famous Erie Barge Canal. You'll get to peer at where access to the Great Lakes from the Hudson river began. Note how in comparison how tiny it was. You'll see the stone steps where the barges were pulled from and where it merged with the Champlain canal. You're not done yet. Follow the signs to "Lock #2" and you'll be at the new canal. Vast in size by comparison and if you are lucky, a ship or boat just might be raised or lowered. The lock operator came out to chat and we got a fantastic explanation of how things worked. I asked if I can use the locks with my kayak and he said yes. So maybe soon I'll paddle the canal to Buffalo for some wings.

Visited August 2012
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