Please Be Seated!

I am delighted to announce that we have new bench seats along The Oxbow Trail. This is another EAGLE SCOUT project. This time the scout is Bryan Webb.

Brian designed and made these SIX benches, and with the help from a few volunteers dug the post holes, installed and cemented them in today.

All the lumber and cement was donated by 84 Lumber in Victor.

Bryan has placed them close to the shoreline and picked the best views. These will make watching the world go by a real pleasure.

Bryan’s father has a brush-hog and he kindly gave The Oxbow a final season haircut.

Our thanks to all the helpers and those who donated to the cause. We now have enough money to do our first mow in the spring.

Lunch for the workers was provided by PERINTON PIZZA

If you’d like to donate, here is the link

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 I'm retired and enjoy every day living here with my wife Carol and our two dogs.

5 thoughts on “Please Be Seated!”

  1. WOW!! What a terrific surprise to discover these wonderful benches while walking my Golden this afternoon! A HUGE thank you to Bryan Webb and his helpers.👍
    The Oxbow had never looked this good‼️😁


  2. The benches appear sturdy, attractive and appropriate for the setting. They seems like 4X4 lumber bound together with large bolts perhaps. I was wondering what type of wood was used? Pressure treated pine or eastern or western cedar for examples? We hope to create such restful spots on our farm for taking in the vistas when out for a walk. Thanks.


  3. There are not many places that can be found along the Erie Canal that are as nice as what’s found here at the Oxbow Lake & Dam. These new benches will only add to the experience, and offer a place to sit & relax, taking in all that nature offers here.

    There are so many different scenic views here, lots of wildlife, and a kayakers dream to paddle around the islands and along the 11 miles of Canal in the Town of Perinton, not to mention the great fishing here.

    Big thanks to Mike Caswell, our ECNA Adopt-a-Trail teams, and all the Boy Scouts who have worked tirelessly to help clear this unique feature along the Erie.

    The Oxbow has seen many changes over 200 years, transformed many times over it’s life, but the latest version seems to the one enjoyed more than any other.


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