Erie Barge Canal rowing : LUSENET : Open-water rowing : One Thread

Has anyone been rowing the Erie Barge Canal in New York State? Since it is quite long, I'd be interested in finding the most picturesque areas- and also if there are B&B type places along the way.

-- Dale R. Hamilton (, July 06, 2001


Dear Dale,

Starting with the March 1, 2000 issue Messing About in BOATS ran a series of articles in which Jack Hornung describes his adventures rowing the Erie Canal in his Adirondack Guideboat. Messing About in BOATS can be reached at 29 Burley St.,Wenham, MA 01984-1943, phone 978 774 0906.



-- Andre de Bardelaben (, July 12, 2001.


I can't help you with Erie Canal rowing info, but if I were doing it I would include Little Falls, N.Y. as an overnight stop. There is a wonderful French restaurant there with a guest suite over the restaurant ( We were there last year and will definitely return if we are ever traveling that way again. Last year the suite was $95/night.


-- Chris Sheehan (, July 30, 2001.

I started Kayaking the western Terminus of the canal (Niagara River to Tonawanda Creek (plus Ton.creek up to rt.93, Ellicott cr. and Bull cr.)last year. I orig. thought it would be a bore..What I found was a litteral community that seemed to change every day..Placid quiet paddling (albeit 6:30-11 am)diverse scenery. As I E mailed Dale, I hope to get some info on where to put in between Lockport (east of locks)and Middleport this season. For solo rowing/canoing/kayaking the canal is truly decent.

-- Rich McCarthy (, May 03, 2002.

Dear Dale:

In 1986 my wife and I made a trip to the Statue of Liberty from West Falls N.Y. in an Old Towne canoe It was a good trip and a lot of fun . If you are interested I have some good information on the doing.


-- Richard B.McCormick (r,b,, February 15, 2003.

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