Erie Canal Heritage Trail

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As we leave Medina we join the most popular segment of the Trail, the Erie Canal Heritage Trail which runs from Lockport to Newark.
Leaving Medina as we crossed the canal to the trail, we spotted our first rent-a-barge.
As you leave Medina, the canal is carried by a high adquiduct over Orchard Creek.
Crossing Orchard Creek
One of the guillotins that supposedly control the flow of water.
Sign board describing the Medina Culvert which takes the canal over a country road.
Riding over the Medina Culvert
Approaching Knowlesville
Small village of Eagle Harbor
Rental bikes at Brockport tourist office
Spencerport, the last town before Rochester. Shortly, the canal begins its arc around the southern edge of the Rochester area. The trail crosses over to the south the canal and is paved from here to just beyond Fairport.
We overnighted at the Motel 6 Rochester Airport just off the trail. It was quite nice; but was hard finding places to each in the vicinity. We settle on El Latino, which bills itself as an unassuming spot for Latin American eats.
Resting where the canal crosses the Genesee River in Rochester.
Lock 32 in Pittsford, a Rochester suburb, opening to let another rent-a-barge through.
Between Pittsford and Fairport.
View across the canal at Fairport
Coming out a restaurant in Fairport we met this Dutch family touring on very heavy bikes.
Back on the stone dust east of Fairport
Closeup view of the large rent-a-barge version in a lock west of Palmyra
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