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Erie Canal

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Address: Fairport, NY
Phone Number: 800-422-6254
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The superhighway of pre-Civil War America, this marvel of human engineering...

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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Great must see place!

A quaint town but the Canal trail has bike and walking along canal! You can take boat tours beautiful to see in fall. Be sure to take a sweater. you can also eat and get adult... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A quaint town but the Canal trail has bike and walking along canal! You can take boat tours beautiful to see in fall. Be sure to take a sweater. you can also eat and get adult beverages. Fantastic for all families, wheel chairs',

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Run,walk,dog walk,bike,row,kayak,from several ports,town to town. My two favorite are Pittsford and Fairport, each offering nearby eateries, or ice cream, a place to feed the ducks, or listen to music. Every season has something to offer and it's safe and friendly. You can even rent a pack boat to motor along for a week of history and relaxation checking out... More 

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Western NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The "Eire Canal" was constructed in the early 1800s as a water way between the Great Lakes and the Atlantic (via the Hudson River). It has changed a bit since it was constructed, but most of it is original and that which is not is still pretty old. You can visit locks, special little parks, go fishing (you won't catch... More 

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Rochester NY, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Erie Canal is a magnificent accomplishment. I have lived near it for 30 year, rode on it, written about it, and seen a number of towns along the way. Fairport NY has a great development on its banks, good restaurants, scenic views, nice walkways, and the canal is kept clean. Plus, you get to say a lot of boaters,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to call home, hubby's childhood home. Many long time friends as well as extended family live, work and play in Fairport, New York. We enjoyed seeing the recent construction and new businesses along the canal. Lunch at Dalia's Mediterranean Deli was fabulous as was dinner at Midvale County Club. Three cheers to Fairport Class of '56.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Fairport really tries hard to be the place to visit for guests and residents alike. Lots to do if you like to relax, with special events throughout the spring, summer and fall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

We love to go biking on the canal. We usually park along the path and bike to Fairport where we stop for ice cream and relax by the lift bridge.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

Fabulous place to walk or bike. Generally quiet when outside of the towns and villages along the way. Nothing better than blue sky over the water. A true wonder when it was built so you get history, engineering, photo ops, quiet, wildlife viewing and miles and miles of trail to travel. Great places to eat in the towns along the... More 

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Dobbs Ferry, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

I had heard so much about the Erie Canal. when much younger and in school. Today I walked along the canal and it is a treat. The rustic atmosphere, the people of all types walking or biking along, the tour boats going along the canal just all melded together for a wonderful experience. Of course it helped that it was... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We have biked along the Erie Canal for over 20 years from Palmyra to Lockport. It was perfect when the kids were young because you did not have to worry about traffic. As the kids got older we could ride further and it was always peaceful. The scenery varies from farmlands to city. Through Rochester the path is paved otherwise... More 

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