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ECT section?

Roger molleur from Connecticut on 6/1/2021 8:32:23 AM:
I rode the ECT end to end 2 years ago and love it. My wife and I are driving to Lockport in 2 weeks and riding about 100 miles East and then back to Lockport (4-5 days)…. She does ride but not real long distances . I remember this being one of the more interesting sections…Am I right or perhaps a different section might be better…Any input is appreciated. Thanks…

 
Ohio Biker from Mason, Ohio on 6/9/2021 9:17:46 AM:
We just got off the trail last week, Buffalo to Albany--great time (I am 61, female). Starting in Lockport is easy because that is where you will follow the canal in earnest--riding along side of it on crushed limestone for MANY miles--flat as can be & no shade. The canal is clean & pretty and there are some lovely homes with nice docks along the way. No water or restrooms on trail--need to go into little towns and even then plan ahead. Some places we thought were still in business were boarded up. Out of Medina, be sure and check out where the Canal runs over a road, down a steep hill but do-able--just go on foot. We went to Albion for lunch (Village House Restaurant--great service, many food choices & pies). I could have explored Albion more, they had plenty of historical plaques around to read. I also highly recommend in Fairport, The Village Inn Restaurant--met the owner and some regulars, very nice group of people. One other tip is to avoid riding on Mondays, so many restaurants/bike shops are closed.

 
Bill in Houston from Houston on 6/9/2021 11:39:11 AM:
The canal runs over a road somewhere near Medina? Where?

 
Ray (webmaster) on 6/9/2021 12:54:56 PM:
Bill, the below article coincidentally just popped up in my newsfeed. I went ahead and added this to the website as a "Point of Interest" - you can see it mapped on this page: https://bikeeriecanal.com/medina-culvert.aspx ---------------------- There’s Only One Place in New York You Can Drive Under the Erie Canal The Medina Culvert, built in 1823, is the only spot along the entire historic waterway where traffic can drive under the Erie Canal. It's located in Ridgeway, New York in Orleans County if you want to take this scary trip. ... FULL ARTICLE: https://wibx950.com/theres-only-one-place-in-new-york-you-can-drive-under-the-erie-canal/