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Photo: George Fischer Great Lakes Seaway Trail Travel Magazine The Official Guide to the Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway Published by JMF Publishing Inc New York Mills, NY The Great Lakes Seaway Trail, Inc., is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting tourism and economic development along the Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway. Great Lakes Seaway Trail, Inc. Staff John Hall PRESIDENT AND CEO Lynette Lundy-Beck PROJECT MANAGER Board of Directors CHAIR John Hall TREASURER Donald Bennett Emily Beck Jill Winters Carlos Mercado August Schiava Welcome to the Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway! T Legislative Advisors NEW YORK STATE SENATE The Honorable Betty Little NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY The Honorable Steve Englebright Great Lakes Seaway Trail, Inc. PO Box 660, Sackets Harbor, NY 13685 315-646-1000 Principal Writer Teresa Farrell Design and production Toelke Associates Cover photo Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum John Farrell, JMF Publishing, Inc he Great Lakes Seaway Trail is a 518-mile National Scenic Byway that follows the beautiful shorelines of Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Lake Ontario, and the St. Lawrence River in New York and Pennsylvania. The byway winds through the port cities of Erie, Buffalo, Rochester, Oswego, and Ogdensburg; a myriad of charming waterfront towns and villages; and world-famous attractions such as Niagara Falls and the Thousand Islands! We invite you to discover everything that makes the Great Lakes Seaway Trail region unique. Learn about the waterways that opened up the continent for exploration or follow the frontlines of the War of 1812. Tour architectural masterpieces including cobblestone buildings, masterpieces designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Breathe in the fresh aroma of vineyards and orchards as you shop at charming farm markets or sample wine at the award-winning wineries. Taste regional food favorites such as chicken wings or beef on weck in Buffalo, white hots or garbage plates in Rochester, or an authentic shore dinner along the banks of the St. Lawrence. Enjoy the inviting water with a refreshing swim, superb fishing, or by taking a scenic boat tour. Celebrate the region’s maritime heritage at the 30 lighthouses located along the byway. Thank you for choosing the Great Lakes Seaway Trail. Enjoy the journey! CONTENTS 10 Things to Do On the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Welcome to the 1000 Islands/St. Lawrence Region Alexandria Bay— The Entertainment Capital of the 1000 Islands Welcome to the Eastern Lake Ontario region Paddling in Oswego County Enjoy Agritourism Along the Seaway Trail Great Lakes Seaway Trail Map Welcome to the Rochester/Central Lake Ontario Region Irondequoit: A Jewel on the Seaway Trail Welcome to the Buffalo/Niagara Region Visit Niagara Falls this Summer Welcome to the Lake Erie Region The Erie Bayfront & Erie Maritime Museum: Must See Stops Along The Seaway Trail 4 8 10 17 18 23 24–25 27 28 37 38 43 44 Find us on Facebook: Trail Follow us on Twitter: Trail | 3

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