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Erie Canal

Fairport, NY
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A beautiful engineering Marvel

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

Reviewed 17 January 2018
Michael K
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Nice place to walk in the winter, but watch your footing

This is a very nice place to take a walk, a run or even a bike ride....but not in the middle of... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
Larry W
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lift bridge” (14 reviews)
“bike ride” (8 reviews)
“tow path” (5 reviews)
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Fairport, NY
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Reviewed 17 January 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 16 January 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 2 December 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 11 October 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 8 October 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 1 September 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

Thank ralphc430
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Reviewed 30 August 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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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I love living within walking distance of the historic Erie Canal in the village of Fairport. The path along the canal is great for walking or cycling. The path is paved and well lit at night. Enjoyable to walk the path anytime of year. An...More

Thank Shirley E
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

There is a lot of history to the Erie Canal, but not much of it is readily apparent if you are walking the path. My recommendation for those coming to the canal from out of the area would be to take one of the boat...More

1  Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

The Erie Canal IS America's History! Seeing it in Pittsford, NY, @ Schoen Place, is a wonderful treat. 'Tis also a way to have a nice walk, walk a dog, have an ice cream on the fly. It's clean, tidy, good doggie poo stations along...More

Thank Earl E
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walterskv
12 October 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
21 August 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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