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Proclaimed "the eighth wonder of the world" it was the boldest, most heroic, technologically challenging achievement ever undertaken by this country.  The Canallers, real and folk characters that lived and worked on the canal, are gone but their legacy lives on as one of the country's greatest treasures.  Stretching 363 miles from Albany to Buffalo, it's the longest canal in the world.  "Clinton's ditch" is rich in history, folklore and natural beauty. 


Egret  As the canal passes Montezuma Wildlife Refuge you’ll find a birdwatchers paradise with 315 species of birds identified since its establishment in 1937.

   Taughannock Falls located in the popular Finger Lakes Region of central New York has an incredible drop of 215 feet (66 meters), and is one of the highest water falls east of the Rocky Mountains.

County Fair Style of Carrousel HorseIn North Tonawanda the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum occupies the original factory complex where they shipped their first ride in 1916.

Fall Foliage Colors  The Northeast United States has among the most beautiful foliage displays in the world!  This part of the country is particularly blessed with a great variety of broad-leaved trees, which help give the region’s foliage a spectacular color range. New York State has almost as many acres of these trees as the rest of the Northeast combined.

 Wine Speculator magazine states “if you like wine and don't know much about New York's Finger Lakes, now is the time to embark on a tasting adventure that also features history, beauty and the culture of a striking American wine region.”  The Cayuga-Seneca Canal offers access to both of these beautiful lakes.

   The 177-year-old Erie Canal (completed in 1825) is rich with historic cities, towns, villages, and hamlets.  Seneca Falls was the location of the first political meeting on women's rights in 1848.  In 1872 Susan B. Anthony and several other women actually voted and made headlines for doing it.  She was arrested on Thanksgiving Day for her unlawful vote.  She was convicted in 1873 at the United States Court House in Canandaigua, NY. She refused to pay her fine of $100, but Justice Ward Hunt allowed her to go free.  Anthony called it, "The greatest judicial outrage history ever recorded."



 

 

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