Paddle the “Flight of Locks” in the Erie Canal

Leader: Jeanette TB
Saturday, August 13, 2022
Waterford,, NY

We had an enthusiastic group of 15 ADK and non-ADK members for this upstate paddle. We spent a leisurely, sunny Saturday afternoon paddling through the five historic “Flight of Locks” in the Erie Canal. This part of the canal, built in 1907, provides a shortcut from the Mohawk to the Hudson River, around Cohoes Falls. We paddled less than 3 miles in the quiet waters, stopping only to wait for each lock to drain so we could proceed to the take-out. Time spent in the locks was perfect to get to know the other paddlers! ADK member Vince W. decided not to paddle; instead, he followed us from lock to lock, taking awesome photos from above. Thank you, Vince!
Several participants celebrated our victory over the locks with a late lunch at a local restaurant.

Paddlers included ADK members Martha R., Jan W., Jon B. and the leader, JeanetteTB.
Non-ADK members were Cathy P., David H., Laura E., Rose C., Teresa K, Joan D, Carol C, Buck W, Laura K, Melissa G, and Nick C.

Photos by Vince W. and JeanetteTB.