June 17...Fort Plain to Schenectady, 44 miles
I had hoped to camp at Lock 8, expecting they had facilities for camping, like tables, maybe a shelter, and bathrooms. Nope. The locks, with one or two exceptions (I believe there are 35 or so), do not have camping facilities, but one is allowed to camp anywhere along the canal or at the locks if one wants to really rough it.
Weather has been great today, and I've been able to finish drying out a few things, as I flew along the mostly paved canal trail. More turtles, bunnies, and those cute nutrias. The lush greenery created welcome shade as the day heated up.
So, I proceeded to Schenectady, searching for a park. I found a very nice, very large park and will return there to camp this evening, after I find some ice cream.
Tomorrow is the last day on Canal trail. I'll ride to the Albany train station and return to Buffalo before heading to Niagara Falls and north side of Lake Erie.