Only 50 short minutes from Buffalo or Rochester, Medina is a hot spot for relaxed outdoor activities. Whether it’s a quick paddle or bike ride on the Erie Canal, or a day trip down the Oak Orchard River, the Erie Canal Boat Company will outfit you for all you need to get outside and have fun. he historic village of Medina can easily fill a day or weekend with great places to eat, drink, and shop.
For help planning a visit to Medina call or text 716-570-5027.
From the Canal Basin, located right in the heart of Medina, you can park your car and jump right onto your bike, Kayak, or SUP. The basin conveniently offers 6 docks for easy access to your watercraft. Riding a bike? Just head out from the basin to the Erie Canal Heritage Trail or cruise around the historic Village of Medina. Enjoy the Village of Medina’s Canal side Docks and Launch Points, Free Parking , Picnic Tables and other amenities.
The Oak Orchard River, also called the Oak Orchard Creek, is the most popular kayaking/tubing destination in Medina. A steady current of sparkling water guides you over sand, rock, and the occasional down tree, so be sure to wear water shoes.
Glenwood Lake is the perfect paddle any time of day. Cruise around the lake, go fishing, and be sure to find the beautiful Medina Falls. Be sure to bring your camera. Enter the water from the boat launch and venture around the lake to find the Medina Falls at the Southernmost section of the lake. Perfect for Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
Gift Cards can be used towards any of our Paddling Events or Bicycle Rentals