Tread carefully, Adventurers, as you follow the path by the canal, over the Aqueduct, and eventually you will end up at Dead-End Bend.
There's nothing here for anyone. No rest, no succour, and certainly no Dragon Egg! Ignore those stairs - I just put them there for show. They're not actually there.
You have only one option here: Head left over the bridge - Try your luck elsewhere!