The Erie Canal extends over 500 miles along upstate New york city and is referred to as among the United States’ biggest tasks 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 trip, so little time.) Among the numerous terrific features of a houseboat trip is that your trip is tailor made to your choices. You set the speed 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 travel plan heading West from the marina in Macedon..
Day 1: to Fairport.
Come To Mid-Lakes Erie Macedon Landing marina at roughly 1:30 pm. Your orientation will start at 2pm. The orientation takes a couple of hours and ends in Lock 30 in Macedon where personnel will assist you through your very first lock. After your orientation, go out west to Fairport, a busy canal town with a Farmer’s Market, and house to Fairport Developing Business. Enjoy your opening night in Fairport at one of the regional dining establishments. Do not miss out on the inclined lift bridge.
Day 2: to Brockport.
Cruise through the Rochester location, and look down as you cross the Grand Embankment at Bushnell’s Basin where the canal is 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. You can enjoy your time in the location at Wood Ridge Golf Club, antiquing, regional wineries and breweries, or merely taking in the environment and architecture. Walk into town and dine at one of the dining establishments, or return to the boat and delight in a BARBEQUE in Harvester Park.
Day 3: to Lockport.
Keep taking a trip west through lovely canalside towns. Take a couple of breaks to check out Holley, Albion and Medina. In Medina, look down over Oak Orchard Creek.
You’ll reach Lockport at night. Dock simply beyond the set of double locks, which is among just 2 sets of double locks in the state of New york city. Check out the set of 5 locks from the initial Erie Canal. Make sure to go to Lockport Cavern (they have underground boat trips); there are likewise a number of wineries and vineyards close by. The town of Lockport likewise uses a number of dining and shopping chances.
Learn more about Lockport here:Lockport: Hearth of the Erie Canal
Day 4: to Middleport.
Lockport is extremely near to Niagra Falls. You can lease a cars and truck in Lockport and invest a couple of hours at the Falls, just a thirty minutes drive. It’s time to head back east in the afternoon. Depending how far you get, you might wish to invest another night in Lockport or head on to Middleport.
Day 5: to Spencerport.
Make a point to meander through Medina and Albion to value the special architecture. Stop at Culvert Roadway, simply east of Medina and wait on a cars and truck to pass underneath the canal. Integrated in 1923, it’s the only roadway to pass under the canal. The Canalway Recreational Path is likewise in the location, running along the north side of the canal. It’s a fantastic location to ride the bikes that are consisted of with your houseboat leasing. You can even drop a few of your celebration off in one town and select them up in the next, seeing from the boat as they bike along the course. Cruise to Spencerport and delight in the stores and dining establishments.
Day 6: to Pittsford.
Cruise back through the Rochester location and make a northward turn onto the Genessee River, which is accessible through the Corn Hill area of Rochester. Take pleasure in the city sights consisting of High Falls, a natural water fall; or the Susan B Anthony Home, a museum with artifacts in the previous house of Susan B Anthony and the website of her 1872 arrest. Both are a brief taxi/uber trip far from the Corn Hill location. Advance to Pittsford for the night, a hectic little canal town with stores and dining centers.
Day 7: to Palmyra.
Your last day of travelling, move best past the Macedon marina and head to Palmyra. Stop and check out the remains of the 1860’s Lock 60. You’ll wish to stop right before Lock 29 and walk around Aqueduct Park. Simply east of Lock 29 is Palmyra’s brand-new canal basin. The basin is near the center of this historical town that has lots of historical sights and museums. Enjoy your last night aboard the Lockmaster. It has to do with an hour back 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 East of Macedon here: Erie Canal Houseboat Itineraries: East of Macedon