Did you know the first canal ever built in New York State was the Erie Canal? It happens to also run right through the heart of Central New York and if you're looking for stuff to do this Summer, the trails along this historic waterway offer plenty of recreational options.

Whether you enjoy running, biking, or fishing you have access to all of these activites by way of The Erie Canal. One of the many spots you can access this canal-side activity trail is in Marcy, NY. When you enter the parking area for this trail-way you will see a sign signifying the history of "The Neck Digged Through in 1730." While enjoying all the canal has to offer, remember all the men and women who worked hard to build and preserve this valuable asset. Make sure you take some time this season to enjoy all the canal has to offer.

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