Erie Canal

Erie Canal, Fairport: Address, Phone Number, Erie Canal Reviews: 4.5/5

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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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Icarus4335
Colorado Springs, CO517 contributions
Nice Canal
Jun 2021
Nice place to walk along the canal. If you're in Fairport, there are plenty of shops and places to eat near the canal too.
Written June 21, 2021
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dese2
Auburn, NY1,920 contributions
Boating history
Jun 2021
What better way to experience the Erie Canal than on the water. We rented a boat from Erie Canal Adventures for four days. After some classroom and on board training we headed west.
Each day we stopped in a different port; docks were available along the way. All docks provided electrical hook-up and most offered municipal water. The boat had a 100 gallon tank that needed to be filled periodically.
Some docks had an additional docking fee. Some also offered bathrooms and showers. I used the shower at one port just to enjoy the extra space.
Our boat was 42 foot with two beds, two baths, a galley and a shower. A small bow area offer outside seating. The canvas cover sealed the boat at night and against the rain we had one night.
Although the boat had a galley we only ate breakfast onboard. We enjoyed each port for lunch and dinner.
Bikes were also provided with the boat for wandering a bit further from the dock.
We went through two locks and it was much easier than expected. There is training on that too. The lock masters were experienced and knew exactly how to get you in and out.
Written June 8, 2021
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GretchenOnTheGo
Redondo Beach, CA16 contributions
Erie Canal Adventures
Sep 2020
What no one tells you is that the Erie Canal is surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscape in New England. We were captivated.
Written October 13, 2020
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Marcelina Marcy C
Cambridge Springs, PA26 contributions
M. Confer
Sep 2020 • Couples
Erie canal adventure. We rented a houseboat for a week we had a blast . The boat was like a camper on the water.
Written September 19, 2020
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Companion258214
4 contributions
Family Biking on Erie Canalway
Sep 2020
Loved this - whole family biked AM and PM. Beautiful canal biking with small towns and cafes, flowers, cornfields, birds and more.
Written September 11, 2020
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MommamurphyFlorida
Palm Bay, FL1,004 contributions
Very nice piece of history
Aug 2019 • Friends
We parked in a lot near the Lift Bridge Bridge on the canal so we could go to lunch. Just as we parked the bridge started to go up to let a boat through. It was so interesting to watch & I'm glad I got to see it. I only wish I had more time in the area to explore.
Written July 28, 2020
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William S
Clinton, NJ275 contributions
Fun to finally see the Erie Canal
Sep 2019 • Couples
After so many years of reading about the Erie canal, it was exciting to finally lay eyes on it, knowing its history
Written December 15, 2019
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John D. Clayton
2 contributions
A beautiful setting
Sep 2019
Enjoy walking, parks, hiking and dining along the Erie Canal. Try a 200-year-old inn, Richardson's in super-scenic Bushnell's Basin.
Written September 13, 2019
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wstokes54
3 contributions
Spent 2 days at the Fairport Music Fest 2019
Aug 2019
Fairport is a great little town on the Erie Canal to visit. A lot of good restaurants and shops and on Saturday's in the summer there is a great farmers market.
Written September 7, 2019
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Hairguy52
Fairport, NY20 contributions
Stroll
Jun 2019
I’ve been living Fairport for 30+ years Love the canal We can walk for hours very relaxing and beautiful.
Written September 4, 2019
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