It's just special I don't know we are very lucky to have the canal here," said Marlene Donovan, of Fairport.
Fairport residents jokingly call their village trail town
Why? Because of all the trails and parks that line the
"It is beautiful look at the trees look at the scenery," said Donovan.
While these sisters do walk indoors in the winter, Judy Updike is out on the path everyday come rain or shine, or even snow.
"It is so peaceful and so quite. In the winter they plow it, so you can walk all year round. I've meet tons of people that have become friends, because you come everyday and see the same people," said Judy Updike, of Fairport.
While the canal is mainly used in the summertime the local bike shop, RV&E Bike and Skate, they say they see people all year round.
"In the winter we do get the walkers, we do get the extreme bikers that's out there that just loves the commute. And because they maintain the canal in the winter time at least between here and Pittsford in the winter time people can get out there walk, ride their bikes snow shoe people will even try to cross country ski," said Douglas Sharp, manager at RV&E Bike and Skate.
Douglas Sharp says over the years they have watched the appeal of the
"It is flat for almost 500 miles, so they don't have to encounter any hill, if they don't want too. There are emanates along the way, so it's really cool to see those people who travel across country," said Sharp.
No matter what season you prefer to take a stroll on the canal.
Those who do it in Fairport have no intention of stopping anytime soon:
"If we didn't have the canal to walk on in the summer time, fall or spring, yeah, we'd miss it, we'd miss it a lot," said Adele Consaul, of Fairport.