Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Medina, New York: Culvert Road/Erie Canal

There aren't many chances to drive under a canal. This is one of them.

The Culvert Road is about two miles east of Medina on Route 31 in Niagara County of upstate New York. I'm not sure how I stumbled on it, probably a sign, but I did indeed drive under the canal, took a picture, drove under the canal the other way, and headed on my way. As the sign reads, the place was written up in Ripley's Believe It or Not. I now believe it.

By the way, those fascinated by the concept of driving under a canal can head west to Canada. It's possible to drive under the Welland Canal, which is the easy way for boats to go from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. The hard way is over Niagara Falls.

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