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Cathy from Churchill from Churchill, PA on 12/31/2022 11:52:15 PM:
I'm hoping to bike part of the Erie Canal Trail this summer. My husband will be my support, shuttling me from trail to hotel, etc. I biked on the Erie Canal Trail several years ago with Wilderness Voyageurs tour company. I remember seeing boats on the canal, they were not very big, appeared to have some type of accomodations on them. Sometimes you'd see one or more bikes on the boat. It appeared to be something people could perhaps rent? Does anyone know about these and who I contact to inquire about one?

PS Is Ray still the webmaster on this site? If so, hi Ray, I used to live in Jefferson City, MO and bike the Katy Trail, then lived in Pittsburgh, and I now live in Churchill, PA (10 miles from dt Pittsburgh). I love these sites, the Bikecando and BikeKatyTrail sites have helped me so much over the years.

Bop from Rochester on 1/1/2023 1:04:46 PM:
Are you talking about these? Fairly pricey I believe.

Cathy from Churchill from Churchill, PA on 1/1/2023 2:00:34 PM:
Thanks, that is what I was looking for. You're right, they are pricey.

We may end up doing hotels/b&bs for this trip. Maybe down the road I can talk my sisters and daughter into joining us for one of these boat rentals so we can split the cost.

Ray (webmaster) on 1/1/2023 2:18:25 PM:
Hi Cathy - glad to hear that you are still enjoying the trails!

Yes I am still running the websites, and have expanded to a handful of additional trails. See for a full list.

Happy new year - hope you have a great year of riding the trails!

Old Jimma from Atlanta on 1/2/2023 9:24:06 AM: