The Erie Canal Walk – Day Eleven ~ Canastota

We spent the day in this small canal town, home of Nathan Roberts, one of the lead land surveyor/engineers responsible for designing and overseeing the construction of the Erie Canal. Roberts is known for many accomplishments, but particularly the 60 ft rise of five double locks at Lockport. We went to the Canastota Canal Museum where we met museum docents Marie and Joe, who shared many details about the canal in central New York. After returning to our hotel, and much to our surprise, Marie called us at the hotel and offered to take us on a car tour the next day of notable Erie Canal sites such as the dry docks at Chittenango and then on to Syracuse where we will stay for two more nights. We couldn’t refuse such a generous offer so we are off with Marie on Saturday morning to tour the area. By the way, Chittenago is the home town of L. Frank Baum, author of The Wizard of Oz. I understand there is a yellow brick road there. I hope we get to see it too!

Lovely 'castle' in Canastota,NY
Lovely ‘castle’ in Canastota,NY
War memorial in Canastota, NY
War memorial in Canastota, NY

All the best,


4 thoughts on “The Erie Canal Walk – Day Eleven ~ Canastota

  1. Leah Martaindale July 16, 2016 / 11:34 am

    It is so amazing that people can walk the same trail through the same towns but have such totally different experiences! Keep on sharing!

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  2. Timothy Farnham July 16, 2016 / 7:31 pm

    Love reading the histo dr y and being able to share in your adventure.


    • bellinghamwalks July 16, 2016 / 7:35 pm

      We are loving the history too and given that this is Aaron’s home state, I think it is important and special for him too.


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