Erie Canalway Neighbors Association Adopts Historic Oxbow Trail

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Canalway Trail Times

A unique section of trail along the Historic Erie Canal is being given extra attention this summer thanks to the efforts of the Erie Canalway Neighbors Association (ECNA). The Oxbow Trail, along the banks of the original Erie Canal, is the newest trail recipient of Adopt-a-Trail program love.  The ECNA was originally started by Fairport resident Mike Caswell as a way to clean up the Oxbow Trail. The group now looks forward to ensuring that this local treasure can be enjoyed by all for years to come.

The Oxbow Trail has a unique history. The trail started life as the towpath for the original Erie Canal. However, as the canal was improved and enlarged over the years, the route through that section of Fairport changed, creating what was in effect a small lake. Along the banks of what had been the old canal, boat houses and cottages began to spring…

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Author: Mike Caswell

I live in Fairport, and my home is at The Oxbow section of The Erie Canal. I fish, have a pontoon boat and like messing in boats. (see www.mud-skipper.com). I'm retired and enjoy every day living here with my wife Carol and our two dogs.

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