Medina resident has ideas for tourism

Posted 10 May 2013 at 12:00 am


I moved from Buffalo to Shelby 13 years ago. My first two years here I was driving all the back roads, main roads, nature preserves and canal access areas. I was so impressed that I wanted to start a tour business, buy an old small school bus and offer a small fee for a “tour of canal town Medina.”

I could never afford to do that, but I think it would be a good idea to offer day tours on weekends, from May to October, to couples or families and have them end the tour with a lunch (or dinner when it stays lighter longer) at one of our great downtown restaurants, and get a discount with their ticket stub.

Another idea is to have canal tours on a boat like Lockport offers. Even a smaller boat would work with a capacity of six to 10 people. They could park by the canal behind the stores, take a tour down the canal, and end the tour at a local restaurant and get a discount with their ticket stubs. I would be first in line for either of these ideas. It would create some great tourism like the train ride does, but it would be available every weekend from May to October.

I think both ideas are worth considering and needed to promote our great area!

Mary Jewula-Barnes
Medina, NY