Medina, New York: Only Tunnel Under the Erie Canal

A steep dip takes you under America's most famous ditch, and a plaque notes its uniqueness.
Address:
3699 Culvert Rd, Medina, NY
Directions:
Culvert Road, two miles east of Medina, just north of Hwy 31.
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Culvert Road. Only Tunnel Under the Erie Canal

This road is the only road known to go under the Erie Canal. It has a plaque noting that it was in Ripley's Believe It Or Not. You go into the one car tunnel and you even lose radio signals, it's so deep. You almost can't see it when you drive up because the road dips so sharply right before the canal, but when you do, you'll see the signs and some areas on both sides to climb up to the canal (where you can walk the towpath or just watch boats go by)

It's also not far from the "famous" Church in the Middle of the Road in Medina.

[Daina Burke, 08/24/2007]

Oct. 2012: Photo added.

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