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Old 08-27-12, 04:17 AM   #1
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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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Don't drink the water. Those canals can get skunky.
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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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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).
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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
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