Boaters on the Erie Canal will find a several small towns along the way where they can tie up overnight and enjoy the local shopping and dining. I was in Baldwinsville NY presenting a class and took a stroll along the pier as the sun was going behind the trees. Seeing the boats tied up took me back to a trip on the Rideau Canal in Ontario Canada. My family stopped at a few overnight spots along the way. It was an experience I will always remember.