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How do Locks Work?

That's the most common question about the canal system. In Seneca Falls you can see the largest... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2018
Seneca Falls, New York
Wonderful photo ops.

If you really want to get a feel for the history, and present, transportation history, take a few... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Central Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 14 December 2018

That's the most common question about the canal system. In Seneca Falls you can see the largest double lock on the canal system, a total of 48 feet. Great for students learning about key events in history. Lock openings take place regularly during the boating...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

If you really want to get a feel for the history, and present, transportation history, take a few minutes to stop by here, get out of the car, stretch your legs, walk the dog, and take some pictures from all sorts of angles of these...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

One can walk the catwalk at the upper lock. Form there one has a great view of the upper lock, the lower lock, and the dam. This is an impressive drop. It is the only one of two double lock on the New York canal...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

We were SO fortunate to visit Seneca Falls on a weekend at a time when several boats were passing through the locks in both directions. We were also fortunate to have chosen to see the locks in Seneca Falls since this is a unique DOUBLE...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

Leonardo Da Vinci is credited with inventing the lock systems in Italy. This modern adaptation of those locks is an engineering marvel to many. If you enjoy the water and want to understand how lock systems work this is a nice attraction. We had a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed seeing the locks and dam at the canal. It’s an engineering feat that’s neat to see if you’re in the area. I would not make a special trip to see it. We did not do the walk along the canal.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank K6837DWlaurar
Reviewed 25 August 2018

After doing a loop around town on both bridges we saw the trail for the sculpture park. This is a pleasant easy 15 minute walk to see nice sculptures. Seneca Falls is a very nice place to visit and this was a nice walk after...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tabhauser
Reviewed 25 August 2018

We came during a weekend fair, which wasn't mush to write home about. However, the canal is interesting and historical. There's an old mill that I assume was once the big employer in town, and then there's canal rides. It's always fun to learn the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

I have been wanting to see the Erie Canal for sometime so when I heard that their were locks in Seneca Falls that tied into the Erie Canal system, we added it to our must see while in Seneca Falls. We were actually visiting the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 981Linda
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Stopped in for a quick look at a lock on the canal and ended up staying for several hours. The locks are beautifully kept and the workers take great pride in their work. I would suggest bring a picnic so you are rushed while waiting...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Jenna L
4 September 2016|
Response from David W | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall seeing a public transportation system in Seneca Falls?