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    Erie Canal Tips

    I'm doing a 4 day trail tour of the Erie Canal from Buffalo to Lake Cayuga and back in Oct. Any tips/must see things to do along the way? I have done the GAPCO twice and cycled from Cleveland to Cinci twice also so this isn't a gear post. We will be credit card touring with a planned stop in Brockport at the midpoint. Thanks.

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    http://www.lyonsny.com/peppermint-history.html

    I didn't go into this place on my ride through, but folks were talking about it. A little gem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iforgotmename View Post
    Erie Canal Tips
    Don't drink the water. Those canals can get skunky.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Here's a link with some routing tips and links to historical sites. Have a great trip.

    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?...c_id=9422&v=Cw

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    I'd say see the Lockport "cave" tour and take the boat ride through the locks.

    Here's my journal from our two trips on the canal.
    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/ErieCanalWest2010
    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/8220

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    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCwom View Post
    I'd say see the Lockport "cave" tour and take the boat ride through the locks.

    Here's my journal from our two trips on the canal.
    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/ErieCanalWest2010
    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/8220
    That's pretty cool. I've ridden my bike from Buffalo (Cheektowaga) to Lockport, but never really found the locks (my brother and I just rode out there when we were teenagers for something to do).
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Too bad you missed the PTNY Erir Canal ride 400 miles. The stone dust gets into everything.
    See if you can get the Erie Canal Guide Bok from PTNY

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    Just ride the canal. Things will present themselves. Our Trip in July 2012
    Bike riding New England gentleman.

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