Lock 32 Park Near Rochester

May 30, 2015 08:56 – 08:56

I’m in Rochester, NY for a friend’s ordination at the First Unitarian Church of Rochester. I arrived at about 15h yesterday, and had decided to visit Lock 32 Park, hoping there’d be a canal footpath. There was. Next time I’m in northern NY and need a place to hike, I’ll have to remember the converted towpath. It was a bit hot yesterday afternoon, but I did manage to get my daily six miles in without too much sweat. Granted, two of those miles were in Wegman’s, and another two were at home, packing the car.

The canal is nice, but I didn’t see much in the way of wildlife or birds. Here’s a view of the canal from about half a mile south of Lock 32.

Here’s a sign with lock details. The lock raises or lowers boats about 25 feet for travel between different segments of the canal.

An observation deck provides a good view of the entire lock structure. Here’s a view looking to the west.

And, here’s the view to the east.

Today, I’m going to an ordination, then heading east to Syracuse. I plan to stop at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, and then continue on to Syracuse. I’ll be the guest musician tomorrow at the First UU Society of Syracuse. For historical reasons, different UU churches use different nouns. Nouns I’ve encountered include church, society, fellowship, and congregation.

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