Opened in 1828 the Cayuga Seneca Canal extended navigation of the Erie Canal to the Finger Lakes. The Richmond Aqueduct built in 1849 is second largest aqueduct lifting and bridging Erie Canal waters over the top of the Seneca river to the Finger Lakes.
We found the trail to the aqueduct and then walked along the towpath that served as the walking path for mules, horses, and their drivers to pull the boats. The aqueduct was mostly dismantled in 1917 to make way for barge traffic on the Seneca river.
After our morning hike to the Aqueduct we hit the road again and tonight we are in Glendale, a small community near Schenectady, New York.
The full moon is right outside our window and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take its picture.
- Gasoline Expense: $75
- Lodging Expense: none