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Erie Canal

Fairport, NY
+1 800-422-6254
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Fun hiking, biking and canoeing on the Erie Canal

Our family has biked and hiked along the Erie Canal towpath throughout Monroe and Wayne County... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
MrNics
Nice place for a stroll

Fairport village has one of the nicest canal walks we have visited. Summer it is also a hotbed of... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2018
Peter M
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lift bridge” (14 reviews)
“tow path” (6 reviews)
“bike riding” (5 reviews)
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Fairport, NY
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+1 800-422-6254
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"bike riding"
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"watching boats"
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"rent a kayak"
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"new york"
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"great place for a walk"
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"ny area"
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"ny state"
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"nice walk"
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"ride"
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"cruise"
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"towpath"
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"scenery"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our family has biked and hiked along the Erie Canal towpath throughout Monroe and Wayne County. We've also canoed along various lengths. It is a beautiful trail with many parks and small villages to visit. Fairport, Pittsford, Spencerport, and Brockport are all enjoyable stops for...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Fairport village has one of the nicest canal walks we have visited. Summer it is also a hotbed of activities with restaurants and live music.

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Visiting family in Fairport in the snow in March, I was looking for somewhere for a training run and the canal path was suggested and proved perfect. Bikes, walkers and runners are welcome and the stretch between Fairport and Pittsford was a half marathon there...More

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Reviewed January 16, 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to visit in New York State. Raw beauty. I would highly recommend a visit to this Canal.

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed January 16, 2018

This is a very nice place to take a walk, a run or even a bike ride....but not in the middle of winter! I was out on the Canal walkway this past weekend and enjoyed the scenery of the canal and the old building built...More

Thank Larry W
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Reviewed December 1, 2017

Beautiful waterway with something always happening. One can canoe, kayak or tour via the Colonial Belle. Great walkways and bike riding paths!!

Thank Ralph L
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

slow stroll along the Erie canal. Good to see people and get some walking. path easy to walk on. Get some fresh air.

Thank joann703
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

Walkedvarious sections of the canal. It is lovely and flat and a good chance to see the water highway that is the canal, that seems to be used by many. Also walked along a section of the canal where there was a lock -very interesting...More

Thank Sharon H
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Reviewed September 1, 2017

The canal is a great recreational resource. Walking, jogging or biking on the flat path is a wonderful way to get exercise. Kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding on the canal thru Fairport is relaxing as well. There are a number of parks right off the...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

We crossed the canal multiple times while visiting Rochester and the Finger Lakes Region. Some sections of the canal have walking paths along it so you can enjoy the historic canal.

Thank Diane K
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Nearby Restaurants
Donnelly's Public House
143 reviews
.11 miles away
Riki's Family Restaurant
131 reviews
.06 miles away
T K's Pizzeria
59 reviews
.10 miles away
Mulconry's Irish Pub and Restaurant
126 reviews
.07 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Fairport Brewing Company
45 reviews
.20 miles away
Colonial Belle-Erie Canal Tour
32 reviews
.11 miles away
Fairport Farmers' Market
10 reviews
.13 miles away
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debbil53
April 24, 2018|
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Response from Michael K | 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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