Brewerton to Utica, July 19th

Leaving Brewerton, we crossed Oneida Lake and it was like glass that morning. On the westbound trip I stored waypoints to make the return trip easy. I just forgot to store on of the east canal entrance which was a bit hard to find if you are running a direct path along the north side. Would be easy to get on the wrong side of the rock breakwater at the entrance.

There are many spillways along the canal, not all of them easily seen especially in the dark. There are usually white diamon markers to warn of the drop.

For the third time on our trip, there were local teens jumping off bridges into the water. I'm not so sure in this particular case with the boats going passing under that it was such a great idea.

Mohawk River joins the Erie, Dam marker and dam, Bridge jumpers.

Boats of all sizes, mostly pleasure, use the canal. Here is a sampling.

The Utica town dock offers fairly good walking access to the city, but getting off the freeway bridge on the Utica side is longer for walkers than it needs to be. Although some areas didn't look so nice to walk along, Genese Street offered many sights. There appear to be an amazing number of churches on every other block.

A Park in Utica Near the Bridge, Liberty Bell, Seneca St Church.

More Church Pictures, Stanley Theatre on Genese St.

There is a great restaurant, Kitty's, right on the water and the facilities at the restaurant as well as the docks are all new.

It's great to talk with locals strolling around the town docks. One of them tipped us off of the bike path along the canal on the South side. Going through some fences with signs seemingly forbidding entry, leads to some great bicycle paths that extend all the way to the westward lock, about 3 miles. We bicycled most of the way to the lock and back that evening.

Bicycle path with interesting flora, Bridge over canal, Sunset over the Erie.


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