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Really interesting piece of hisstory here. Lots of neat sights to see and cool towns to visit... read more

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HR218guy
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Beautiful and Natural

Ride your bike, roller skate, Cross country or just walk along this beautiful and historic American... read more

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RandalAlexander
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Fairport, New York
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really interesting piece of hisstory here. Lots of neat sights to see and cool towns to visit. Would love to have seen it back in the day.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HR218guy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ride your bike, roller skate, Cross country or just walk along this beautiful and historic American canal.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RandalAlexander
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love walking this canal. It is so beautiful any time of the year. Good for the soul and you will see walkers, bikers and people canoeing!! We are very blessed to have this waterway to close by!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank juliescooter
Reviewed September 16, 2018

This is our 2nd year on the Erie, vwe canal world wide, this if not If not the best it's close to it, the sceanery is great the stops are far beyond what you see world-wide, the villages cater to the canal boats. We've only...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank paulbberg
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

We took a sunset wine tasting cruise with uncle sams boats. Great time, great boat staff and a fun group of people. It was fun, cheap and relaxing. Would do it again.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John G
Reviewed August 28, 2018

The Erie Canal can e enjoyed by boat, bike, or walking. You can go for miles or just to sit and relax. All along the canal are little parks or areas to stop for food and shopping. The walking/bike paths follow the canal through both...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Great place to run , walk or bike. Path isn't great for road bikes. Also good for walking the dog. I go frequently.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank James D
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

We biked a portion of the canal around Fairport, NY. In addition we visited the Corning Barge at Fairport on July 20. The town is very nice. The bike trail from Fairport to Pittsford is a nice seven mile ride and the town of Pittsford...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RMB634
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a team building event for our leadership team. Our admin suggested a boat cruise along the Erie Canal. It was a great time! We cruised up the canal checking out the houses, enjoying the weather, and socializing. After a bit we...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SCdannyboy
Reviewed July 25, 2018

The Erie canal is steeped in history and offers miles of canal views. Do your research and see how history was made with the creation of the Erie Canal.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Christopher H
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debbil53
April 24, 2018|
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Response from S1613LSmichaelk | Reviewed this property |
There are actually tour boats. I think they are seasonal though.
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walterskv
October 12, 2017|
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Response from Earl E | Reviewed this property |
Spring & Fall are iffy weather-wise...unless you're unbothered by rain/rain showers. September is the month I suggest.
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Jane M
August 20, 2017|
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Response from Earl E | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are lodging choices nearby. Closest is Hampton Inn Rochester-Penfield. Nicest [my opinion], still pretty close & reasonably priced, is Woodcliff Hotel & Spa in Fairport. Enjoy!!
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DaniNewJersey
New Jersey
Biking the canal path (6 Replies)
Hoping to bike a couple of miles along the Erie Canal and also in the Seneca Falls area including Locks 2&3 (Cayuga/Seneca Canal??) Looking for a leisurely scenic ride that is accessible to parking our 25 ft. RV. Will have our own bikes. Street parking probably will not work with the RV even though it is not a big one. Probably starting the drive from Fairport area and ending Seneca Falls area. Any suggestions? Thanks.
July 05, 2014|
Response fromflmillcreek|
Cayuga Lake State Park would make a nice base for you and cycling along the lake on Lower Lake Road would be lovely. From there, you can ride up to the village of Seneca Falls and explore there. It's a gradual incline from the lake but not hilly.
nooneleftbehind
Wichita Falls, Texas
June visit (7 Replies)
We're 2 couples in our mid '60s planning to visit NF in late June. We'll be driving from Boston with stops to check out Erie Canal sites. We're in fairly good shape, like easy hikes and cycling, scenery, trains, history. Not into wineries or shopping. We think we want to stay on the Canadian side, not necessarly right at the Falls. Niagara on the Lake and St. Catherines both sound charming. Is it possible to stay in one of these places and take a bus to the Falls? I understand parking is at a...More
February 05, 2013|
Response fromBrooklynBrdge|
This is the forum for the US side of Niagara Falls. You can ask your questions about Niagara Falls, Ontario here: tripadvisor.ca/ShowForum-g154998-i97-Niagara…
tulipz
singapore
Proposed Itinerary-pls recommend (6 Replies)
Hi all, my husband and I will be coming down from Niagara Falls on 26/11 and our flight is only on 27/11 so we thought of spending some time at buffalo. Based on some help from the forum, this is what we came up with. 26/11 (Wed): 1. Check in @ Motel 6 2. Have lunch at Coles 3. Go to Buffalo City Hall 4. Go to Elmwood Village 5. Go to Erie Canal Harbor 6. Have dinner @ where? 27/11 (Thu): 1. Check out Any recommendations on where to have dinner? We assume we will have wings...More
October 07, 2008|
Response fromGregory P|
26/11 (Wed): 1. Check in @ Motel 6 2. Have lunch at Coles (just walk down Elmwood from Coles) 4. Go to Elmwood Village 3. Go to Buffalo City Hall 5. Go to Erie Canal Harbor 6. Have dinner @ where I would go in this order. Not to far from your hotel is a Buffalo favorite, Danny's, on Genesee Street near the Buffalo Airport. A great place to enjoy some Beek on Weck or a full dinner menu of reasonably priced foods. I would recommend a Buffalo Fish Fry. Enjoy.