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Margaret from Amherst, OH on 6/23/2019 7:41:56 PM:
Hi, We just completed our one week dual family bike trip on the Erie Canal. We rode from Lockport to Syracuse and had an amazing experience with 13 riders! We braved the downpour this past Thursday and the kids were real troopers riding in the rain! Happy to fill anyone in on trail conditions or anything else.

 
Chris from East Aurora, NY on 6/24/2019 2:25:41 PM:
Hello Margaret, We are riding the same section of the trail this coming weekend, Lockport to Palmyra Were there any major construction areas that meant detouring off the trail? Were there areas that were tough to ride, or is the path in pretty good shape overall? Thx!

 
Margaret from Amherst, OH on 6/24/2019 3:13:52 PM:
Hi, Yes there were some detours- the most notable one is in Spencerport. The trail was closed- but from the closure point (riding west-east) we took a left from the trail and rode about a mile then took a right then another right onto Sweden Walker Road which brought us back to the trail where it was open. Also there is a detour in Rochester- but very well marked and no issue there- We rode in to see the High Falls-on the Genesee River Trail. That was great. After Lockport there were parts of the trail that were sandy and we found some parallel roads to travel as we spent first night at a campground on Lake Ontario. WE rode Thursday in a huge downpour but the trail ( between Spencerport and Clyde) was great- it was wet but not muddy- really pretty good for the amount of rain we got. We also took a detour down to Seneca Falls and stayed at Cayuga Lake State Park. I think some of the construction may be finished by the time you ride. Oh- and after the big storm there were a few trees down on the trail- but nothing we could not get by. It was really excellent- I hope you have a great ride- Happy to answer any other questions.

 
Chris from East Aurora, NY on 6/25/2019 11:15:54 AM:
Awesome, Planning to do the High Falls section as well. Thanks Margaret!