The Erie Canal extends over 500 miles along upstate New york city and is called among the United States’ biggest accomplishments in engineering. Stone locks, lift bridges and guard gates utilized in the 1800’s are still utilized to run the canal today. The Erie, Oswego, and Cayuga-Seneca Canals are filled with history, architecture, numerous miles of beautiful waterway with lovely canal towns and tracks for checking out. There’s a lot to do (and all frequently on getaway, so little time.) Among the numerous fantastic features of a houseboat getaway is that your getaway is tailor made to your choices. You set the rate and the path!
You will start your Erie Canal experience at Mid-Lakes Erie Macedon Landing marina in Macedon, New York where you can venture either East or West on the Canal..
The following is an example of a 7 day houseboat schedule heading East from the marina in Macedon.
Day 1: to Palmyra.
Get To Mid-Lakes Erie Macedon Landing at roughly 1; 30pm. Your orientation will start at 2pm. The orientation takes a couple of hours and ends at Lock 30 in Macedon where personnel will assist you through your very first lock. After your orientation, head east to Palmyra. Check Out Aqueduct Park then dock for the night at the canal basin situated in the center of town.
Day 2: to May’s Point.
Delight in the rural beautiful neighborhoods of Newark, Lyons and Clyde. Newark provides an excellent docking center together with numerous stores and dining establishments. Lyons has a great park ideal for a lunch break picnic and a close-by supermarket. Clyde, at Lock 26, is perhaps the most remote and lovely lock in the system. Continue to Lock 25 to Might’s Point in the heart of the Montezuma Wildlife Haven, which consists of over 9800 acres that supplies resting, feeding and nesting environment for waterfowl and other migratory birds. Get here early and take a long walk or bike trip along the back roadways. There are numerous beautiful pull-offs to check out the haven. Lock 25 is a great peaceful location to pick up the night, fantastic for stargazing!
Day 3: to Cayuga-Seneca Canal.
The Montezuma location is an excellent location for bird watchers. Watch out for a bald eagle! Turn south at the junction with the Cayuga-Seneca Canal to head towards Seneca Falls. Seneca Falls has a set of 50 foot double locks and is house to the National Women’s Rights Museum along with the picturesque Trinity Church. There’s a local dock in the area, take some time to stop and check out. There’s a cars and truck rental neighboring if you want to explore white wine nation. Or continue to Seneca Lake State Park, east of Geneva. There is a cost for over night docking and minimal offered area at the park; make certain to call ahead for accessibility.
More on wineries in the location here:Wineries in the Cayuga-Seneca area
Day 4: to Newark.
Head back west towards Newark. Keep in mind the supermarket in Lyons, it’s an excellent chance to restock. Dockage is excellent in Newark, there is coast power and laundry centers along with shopping and docking. There’s even a theater a simple block far from the canal port.
Day 5: to Pittsford.
West of Newark, you’ll go through Palmyra and Macedon. Right before Lock 30 (Macedon), stop at Old Lock 60 and see the remains of a lock from 1862. Fairport and Pittsofrd are 2 fantastic stops, particularly for shopping. Both are hectic towns with fantastic dockage. Delight in the night with some great dining.
Day 6: to Brockport.
Cruise through the Rochester location, and look down as you cross the Grand Embankment at Bushnell’s Basin where the canal si 70 feet above ground! West of Rochester is a location of lift bridges. Radio the bridge tender to have actually the bridge raised in order to pass. Brockport is a hectic college town throughout the academic year. Meander through town and dine at one of the dining establishments, or return to the boat and take pleasure in a BARBEQUE in Harvester Park.
Day 7: to Fairport.
Head back through the Rochester location. If time enables, you can make a rely on the north on the Genesee River, which is accessible through the Corn Hill area of Rochester. Advance to Fairport where you can take pleasure in a walk around town. There is a little charge to over night, so see the dock master when you show up. It’ll take about an hour to return to Macedon, so you’ll wish to get an early start in the early morning to return the boat by 9am.
See what the Canal holds West of Macedon here: Erie Canal Houseboat Itineraries: West of Macedon