15 Miles On The Erie Canal

@BelleStarr (37118)
Portland, Connecticut
September 2, 2017 7:05pm CST
We didn't actually go that far but we did take a canal boat ride on the Erie Canal. We got on the boat in Pittsford, NY and went to Lock 32. Going through a lock is a very interesting experience. Millions of gallons of water are released and the boat rises more than 25 feet. We then had dinner at a restaurant along the canal. We sat outdoors and enjoyed the view and the cool weather.
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@maezee (31567)
• United States
3 Sep
That sounds amazing! Hope you have a good rest of your weekend too.
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@BelleStarr (37118)
• Portland, Connecticut
3 Sep
We are visiting museums in Rochester tomorrow so it should be a good day
@JohnRoberts (52348)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Sep
Enjoy the remainder of the evening after your boat ride.
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@BelleStarr (37118)
• Portland, Connecticut
3 Sep
We finished up dinner about 6:30 and are back chilling in our hotel
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@Elizaby (3594)
• Pensacola, Florida
3 Sep
OK Now you have the Erie Canal song running through my mind which I haven't thought of since elementary school back in the 1960s. Low Bridge everybody down Low bridge because we're comong to a town
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@BelleStarr (37118)
• Portland, Connecticut
3 Sep
Lol yes they actually read that to us it has been running in my head as well
@fishtiger58 (30370)
• Momence, Illinois
3 Sep
That sounds like something I would love to do.
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@BelleStarr (37118)
• Portland, Connecticut
3 Sep
It was fun, there are several different cruises, next time I would take one that travels more without the lock, the lock took almost all of the time.
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@fishtiger58 (30370)
• Momence, Illinois
3 Sep
@BelleStarr My kind of cruise. I can see land and it won't take weeks and tons of money.
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@BelleStarr (37118)
• Portland, Connecticut
3 Sep
@fishtiger58 No it was $13 for seniors and $16 for adults and the canals are 120 feet wide. lol
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@PainsOnSlate (20084)
• Canada
10 Sep
I grew up very near to the Erie Canal. I have fished in it, I've played in the water and never once have I taken a boat ride though the canal and locks. The locks were another thing we often stopped to watch the boats go through, I noticed on the Thruway they have opened a new rest area right next to the Canal and locks so you can pull off the highway, park and walk up to the canal and watch.
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@BelleStarr (37118)
• Portland, Connecticut
14 Sep
It was well worth taking the ride, the lock is fascinating.
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• Canada
14 Sep
@BelleStarr Sounds like fun to me.
@just4him (110242)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Sep
That sounds like an exciting trip. That's a good height for the boat to rise. I've never been through a lock, the experience must be amazing.
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@BelleStarr (37118)
• Portland, Connecticut
3 Sep
It is, it rises pretty slowly but when you get to the top it is wild and then slowly we went back down.
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@just4him (110242)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Sep
@BelleStarr That would be some experience to have.
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@LadyDuck (147877)
• Switzerland
3 Sep
Your title has put that song in my brain, now it will stay all the day.You surely had a lovely trip.
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@BelleStarr (37118)
• Portland, Connecticut
3 Sep
Thank you yes, we were looking for just the perfect place to do these, there are several options along the canal and this one was less than 5 miles from our hotel.
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@LadyDuck (147877)
• Switzerland
3 Sep
@BelleStarr I agree that it is a very interesting experience, you were lucky to have one so close to your hotel.
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@1creekgirl (9926)
• United States
3 Sep
Wow, that sounds like fun. Did you take photos to show us?
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@BelleStarr (37118)
• Portland, Connecticut
6 Sep
Oh yes I did. This is the lock letting out water.
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• United States
6 Sep
@YrNemo (11211)
3 Sep
sounds interesting, wonder if there is any video clip of that sort of thing in youtube. I am curious now... (I watched one, very fascinating!)
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@BelleStarr (37118)
• Portland, Connecticut
6 Sep
I hope you found a video becasue it really is interesting.
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@YrNemo (11211)
6 Sep
@BelleStarr The one I watched, the water was lower down to about 20 feet, fascinating really. I never knew that there was such a system.
@Courtlynn (65778)
• United States
3 Sep
Sounds like a nice time
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@BelleStarr (37118)
• Portland, Connecticut
6 Sep
It was a very nice time.
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@Courtlynn (65778)
• United States
6 Sep
@BelleStarr good to hear
• Guangdong, China
3 Sep
That sounds great! Next time I'm going to have a try for night boat. Heard that the night scene was amazing, worth a try.
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@BelleStarr (37118)
• Portland, Connecticut
3 Sep
They do some dinner cruises and evening entertainment on the canal but we prefered to be out in the sunshine
• Guangdong, China
4 Sep
@BelleStarr oh, in the sunshine, that will be another beautiful scene.
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@kevinakash (1948)
• Sri Lanka
4 Sep
Sounds so amazing. I've never had a canal boat ride. Would love to have one
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@BelleStarr (37118)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Sep
Especially the part about going through the Lock was very interesting.
@DianneN (74492)
• United States
3 Sep
The only lock I've been on was on The Nile. Amazing. Glad you had a nice time.
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@BelleStarr (37118)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Sep
lol It really was amazing. I would love to take a ride on the Nile but for now, the Erie Canal will have to do. The way that locks work is so interesting.
@Kandae11 (35267)
3 Sep
Sounds like a very nice outing.
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@BelleStarr (37118)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Sep
Thank you yes it was.
@bluesa (13430)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
3 Sep
That sounds like a really lovely time, Iz. Nothing like looking out at water while enjoying a meal, very relaxing @BelleStarr .
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@BelleStarr (37118)
• Portland, Connecticut
3 Sep
Yes it was a historic coaching inn about 200 years old and the food was fabulous.
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@Inlemay (16490)
• South Africa
3 Sep
Did you know that the word Erie is of Celtic origin - means "from Ireland"
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@BelleStarr (37118)
• Portland, Connecticut
3 Sep
No I didn't know that but since Erin is Ireland that makes perfect sense.
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@TRBRocks420 (74008)
• Banks, Oregon
3 Sep
Sounds like a pretty fun and, relaxing time.
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@BelleStarr (37118)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Sep
It was, next time, however, I would like a longer canal ride.
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@Hatley (164736)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Sep
help ear worm time souhds like you had a wonderfuil' experience and a lot of fun too
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@BelleStarr (37118)
• Portland, Connecticut
3 Sep
Yes so far this has been a great vacation
@Juliaacv (29001)
• Canada
3 Sep
I'd love to take a boatride thru the locks, one day.......
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@BelleStarr (37118)
• Portland, Connecticut
3 Sep
It was very interesting being in a boat as it rose and fell like that.
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@kepweng (11484)
3 Sep
the photo is amazing is erie canal you can catch fish thier like rivers or lakes?
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@BelleStarr (37118)
• Portland, Connecticut
3 Sep
I don't know whether you can ish in the canal or not. Sorry.