Enjoy a guided winter walk on the Erie Canal. We will use the proper traction depending on the weather - snow shoes, traction devices or just boots. Try a new sport! Snowshoes or traction devices will be provided. Walk is approximately 2 miles, with stops to explore.
Learn about Erie Canal History - who built it, what it’s purpose and effect on our history was, and how and when it was built. We will have a chance to look at Lock 30, and to explore older Erie Canal structures. We will walk around the abutment for Gallup’s change bridge and walk through history at old lock 60, a lock from the enlarged Erie Canal built in 1841.
While walking, we will also have the opportunity to look for signs of animals such as tracks in the snow, birdsong or the presence of various birds, waterfowl and mammals. We will be able to observe the trees and vegetation in their winter states and identify trees, shrubs and habitat.
This opportunity is brought to you by a program of the New York Canal Corporation in conjunction with Capt. L J - Tomboy Adventures LLC. Please do not reserve tickets for multiple dates in order for others to get a chance at this opportunity.