The re-construction of the Farmer’s Bridge east of Clutes Dry Dock is progressing. A good vantage point without crossing a “trail closed” sign is from the west side of Clutes Dry Dock. Access from the small trailhead across from Male Drive. Then hike east a half mile down the historic 1825 Erie Canal towpath.
As you hike down the historic 1825 Erie Canal towpath remember that the original “Clinton’s Ditch” is on your left. On your right is the enlarged Erie Canal completed in 1842. This is one of the few places where you can see both generations of the canal in a watered state.