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Old Erie Canal State Park

The canalway trail, which is part of the larger statewide canalway trail, lies adjacent to the old canal on the old towpath for most of the length.

photo: Old Erie Canal State Historic Park, at Cedar Bay Park, DeWitt, NY. Photo by DASonnenfeld.

Length: 35.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Agency: State
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

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Location: Joins Syracuse to Rome. Many access points off SRs 5 and 46.
State(s): New York
Counties:
Longitude: -76.05068
Latitude: 43.04427

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Description

Old Erie Canal State Park is a 36-mile stretch of the 363-mile Old Erie Canal, which has been designated a National Recreational Trail by the National Parks Service.

The terrain is woodland and wetland that present opportunities for hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, bicycling, canoeing, fishing, and snowmobiling.

Several areas have footbridges that aid access to the canal towpath where visitors can view the remnants of stone aqueducts. The park includes restored segments of the canal's waterway and towpath which were in active use between 1825 and 1917.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1981

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Ken Showalter
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation
6105 East Seneca Turnpike
Jamesville, NY 13078
(315) 687-7821/

 

Photos

Old Erie Canal State Historic Park, at Cedar Bay Park, DeWitt, NY. Photo by DASonnenfeld.

Old Erie Canal State Historic Park, at Cedar Bay Park, DeWitt, NY. Photo by DASonnenfeld.

Old Erie Canal, DeWitt, NY, at Butternut Creek. Photo by DASonnenfeld.

Old Erie Canal, DeWitt, NY, at Butternut Creek. Photo by DASonnenfeld.

 

Erie Canal near Cedar Bay Park, Dewitt, NY. Photo by Beiji2020.

Erie Canal near Cedar Bay Park, Dewitt, NY. Photo by Beiji2020.

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