Monday, June 06, 2011
Our Legacy; The Erie Canal
I took my son to visit the Erie Canal Lock 20, and just "assumed" he had been there before. I was slightly embarassed to find out this was his first official visit to see the canal even though we lived just a couple miles away...oops. I figured his school or his mom or "somebody" had brought him down to show him the history and heritage of New York's Erie Canal. Anyway, we enjoyed a beautiful day in Lock 20 park along with joggers, bikers, picnickers,campers, fishermen and just the curious like us. Even got to see a yacht going through lock 20! You can park (just off rt49) at the park or get there by bike or hike on the canal trail system. We will either run or bike the leg from Utica to Rome this summer so watch my blog for some photos and my thoughts as I traverse the ol Erie Canal from Utica to the Copper City(Rome).