Local communities will be starting locations for multiple canal programs

The New York State canal system will be hosting local events in Macedon, Waterloo and Savannah this year.

Macedon is hosting a kayak trip on Saturdays and Sundays that will begin at 9:45 a.m. at Lock E-30. At 12:30 p.m. a bicycle trip will happen along the canal side to Fairport and will be a 12 mile trip there and back. Both events will last about two hours and are fitting for participants aged 12 and older.

Availability is limited and bookings can be made through Erie Canal Adventures.




Waterloo will host a 5.5 mile bike trip from Waterloo to the Seneca Lake State Park June 25 through August 15. The trip will be along the Cayuga-Seneca Trail. After spending time in the park and Geneva, bikers can board a pontoon at the Geneva Welcome Center and return to Waterloo. This even will be at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. This trip is also good for participants aged 12 and older and the trip takes about three hours.

This trip can be booked through Finger Lakes Water Adventures.




Savannah will be offering a free adventure where participants can start by kayak from the Rivers Crossing Campground and receive a guided tour along the Erie Canal and Clyde river where wildlife can be seen adjacent to the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge. This event will happen from July 9 through August 15 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The trip is around two hours and for participants aged 12 and older.

These programs are co-sponsored by the state Canal Corporation as well as the New York Power Authority.


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