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LJAZ

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Heading out for an Erie Canal trip soon, although not exactly in an RV. We've rented a canal boat for a week, but it's similar to an RV with a lot of the same amenities, just no wheels.[emoticon]

We'll be visiting towns along the canal from Fairport to Seneca Falls. Starting point is Macedon. The boat comes with bicycles so we have limited transportation, but realistically we're limited to a mile or two from the canal at the most.

Wondering what places folks recommend to see along the way that are close by. I've done the google search, but wondering if any folks have specific recommendations, or if there's sights that don't show up on google.


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Check with your rental agency, I'm sure that they have gotten that question more than once.

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Yeah, I did that. They were gave the same answers as the basic google search. Maybe that's all there is, was just hoping to hear from some folks with personal experience of things to see that don't show up on a basic internet search.

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Do a search for canal walk whatever you are looking for. A lot of towns on the canal have stuff just for you.





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How about using an Uber to get further into town?

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We did the Canal trip out of Lockport: Low bridge everybody down...
Much of the canal has a bike trail next to it which we rode some years back. It could be more than a mile if you chose to do it. Do five miles each way from the boat everyday if possible.

* This post was edited 08/13/18 07:41am by Dick_B *


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That sounds like fun--- who did you rent the boat from ?


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Can't believe is was almost 10yrs ago that we ran the canal. Great trip.

See our blog for our time on the canal.

https://valhalla433.wordpress.com/2009/07/10/week-95-ny-verplanck-to-waterford-erie-canal/


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the NYS canal corporation has a great post(s) on Facebook at times.


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Seneca Falls is an interesting stop. The first women's right convention was held there, and a museum is within walking distance dedicated to the cause. There are other museums in downtown as well, including one dedicated to the movie "It's a Wonderful Life". Seneca Falls was once a thriving industrial town that produced water pumps, knit goods, etc.
Although there are many nice days in the fall, the weather seems to start deteriorating after Labor Day, more gloomy and rainy days.
I speak as a former New Yorker who lived nearby and now live in Florida.
BTW there are many wineries in the area, it may be worthwhile to rent a vehicle and explore the beautiful countryside.

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