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Erie Canal

Fairport, NY
+1 800-422-6254
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The Erie Canal - As Seen from Pittsford, NY [Schoen Place & environ]

The Erie Canal IS America's History! Seeing it in Pittsford, NY, @ Schoen Place, is a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Earl E
Great for a stroll or bike ride

Downtown Fairport makes a great place to strt exploring the Erie Canal. Walkers and bike-riders can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fairport, 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%
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“bike path” (8 reviews)
“great path” (3 reviews)
Fairport, NY
+1 800-422-6254
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Downtown Fairport makes a great place to strt exploring the Erie Canal. Walkers and bike-riders can enjoy the paved canal-side pathway. "River-boat" cruises are available (Colonial Belle) and you can rent watercraft in town (canoes, kayaks, pontoon boats, etc.

Thank CaptnGphs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I rented a canal boat for a week. We traveled from Macedon to Seneca Falls and back on the Erie Canal. What a great historical trip. The Erie Canal is scenic. There are little towns to stop and explore along the way.

1  Thank Thedevelopingimage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really enjoyable walk along the canal, watching boats, wildlife, and admiring the homes along the canal.

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fairport is right on the Erie Canal and there is direct access off of the main street. The lift bridge at this location is one of a kind and worth hanging around to watch it go up and down. There are many activities to enjoy...More

Thank wally434
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Erie Canal is a piece of Americana history running through the village of Fairport. It is valued and kept clean so you can play in it today. Bring your own watercraft or rent a kayak or take a short cruise!

Thank musicgirl911
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Scenic canal lift bridge in the center of town. Nice harbor to the east of the bridge. Lovely to sit and watch the action.

Thank BlueHenFlyer
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Definitely a must visit. The history is fascinating, as is the engineering. I cannot imagine how they dug these canals by hand in the 1800's!! These are a work of art.

Thank Tony d
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic way to see the country! Traveling by boat across NY state. You see things you would never see from a car. Rent a canal boat. It comes with bikes to ride on the tow-path.

Thank Jfrapp
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Over 400 miles of trail along the scenic Erie Canal allows you to see towns, villages and farms. Stop by the shops and restaurants and explore. Some of the path is paved, some is cinder, some is lit. Fishing, parks and an active boating venue...More

Thank tjnkraus
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