Day 2

The museum in Amherst had numerous walk-through examples of early canal life, including this passenger boat.

For those of you looking for this post last night, don’t be surprised if I often don’t post until the next morning. I’m a morning person and don’t think well when I’m tired.


We did 13 miles Thursday, too much of it on the shoulders of rural roads. We know there will be plenty of that on this trip. Today, however, after walking through the city of Lockport, we’ll be almost entirely on the trail alongside the canal, a total of 18 miles worth.

It would have been nice to work up to 18 a little slower, but there’s no place to stay between here and Medina, tonight’s destination. To make matters a little more difficult, I worked up a blister on the ball of my left foot. We’ll see how that plays out.

Thursday’s highlight was a local historical and heritage museum in Amherst, right off the trail. It was an amazing place and supplied the photos for today. See here for the others.

We finished by observing Cinco de Mayo at a wonderful Mexican restaurant, Aguacates, and bedded down for the night at Quality Inn.

Leah’s notes

Last night we stayed at the Scottish Inn–a cute, fixed up 1950s motor court with a gracious host, and it was just right for us.

Then today we discovered that spring is really just starting here in western New York and it’s gorgeous — lilacs, fruit trees, wild onions, wild strawberries, daffodils, dandelions, forsythia, and a whole lot of things I don’t know the name of. Before long there will be roadsides full of wild roses.

The highlight of our journey today was the Amherst historical museum which was right on the trail. It was fabulous and it had a bathroom. Those have been hard to come by on our trek.

One thought on “Day 2

  1. Kimberly

    I’m glad you’re blogging this , Steve and I know you’re the author and all. But I could just hear Leah’s voice in her “notes”.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s