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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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fairport, New York

Love walking this canal. It is so beautiful any time of the year. Good for the soul and you will... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rochester, 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.
Fairport, NY
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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!

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

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.

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

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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.

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

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

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.

Thank Christopher H
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Walking along the canal is peaceful and relaxing. A wonderful way to enjoy nature. There are also boat rides available, boat rentals and canoes or kayaks available along the way.

Thank MargaretNightingale
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April 24, 2018|
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Response from S1613LSmichaelk | Reviewed this property |
There are actually tour boats. I think they are seasonal though.
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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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!!