We hustled on this segment of mixed trails so we could be in Herkimer by 3 pm to catch a boat. We rushed past the Oriskany Battlefield from the Revolutionary War and past the City of Utica with its history of canal junctions, and on to Herkimer! With a wounded tire and some city streets in Utica, we made it, but not by much. Locked our bikes up and boarded the Erie Canal Cruises boat to tour the canal. We got the BIG boat even though there were only 34 of us on it. Then we cruised down the canal, past part of the Erie Canal "Navy", and "locked through" a 103 year old canal lock. All while having a beer on board. Life was good! Photos below.