The Medina Canal Port, AKA the "Canal Basin", is a wide turning area of the Erie Canal featuring a marina with boat slips, pump out station, water, electric service and comfort station with showers. Picnic tables, a gazebo and car-top boat launch are on-site with ample parking. Take a leisurely hike along the towpath east to the Medina Falls & Aqueduct where the Oak Orchard River passes below the canal. Cruise Nights, featuring classic/vintage cars and 60’s music, are celebrated Fridays during the summer months.
The historic village of Medina became famous for its fine sandstone deposits, an ideal building material that was shipped around the world. Today, Medina is experiencing a renaissance, including historic revitalization projects, a thriving business district replete with restaurants, specialty shops and lodging. Another unique highlight is the Canal Culvert-a tunnel allowing motorists to drive under the Erie Canal-two miles east of Medina and featured in “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!”.
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