Guided Erie Canal History Snowshoeing
Enjoy a guided winter walk on the Erie Canal. We will use the proper traction depending on the weather – snow shoes, traction devices or boots. Try a new sport! Snowshoes or traction devices will be provided. Walk is approximately 2 miles, with stops to explore.
Learn basic Erie Canal History – who built it, what it’s purpose and effect was, how and when it was built, where it goes. We will explore the abutment for Gallup’s change bridge and 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.
These hikes are part of the On the Canals program, presented free of charge by Capt. L J – Tomboy Adventures, the NYS Canal Corporation and the NYS Power Authority.