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Old Erie
Canal Trail

Weedsport to Pump Rd

 

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This 3.1 mile section of the Old Erie Canal Trail does require a short road walk along Towpath Road near a race track.  The start of this section is almost hidden and if you didn't know the trail was there, you may not find it.  This section begins off NY 34 at the Arby's/Tim Horton's restaurant.  If you look closely to the left of the restaurant, you will see a faint sign and a path.  This is the Old Erie Canal Trail.

After 0.3 mile the trail reaches Towpath Road and ends briefly.  Follow the road for 0.4 mile and then the trails begins again on your right.  At 1.6 miles the trail crosses the very busy NY 31, at two miles the trail crosses an old railroad grade.  It makes you wonder if only the state would take all these old railroad grades and create new trails, how incredible the state's trail system could be!

After 2.15 miles the trail crosses Lippoldt Road, and at 2.5 miles the trail crosses Bonta Bridge Road.  AT 3.1 miles the trail reaches Pump Road just west of the county line.  This is the last road crossing in Cayuga County.  In just 0.2 miles the trail will enter Onondaga County.  For a continuation see the Pump Rd to Jordan section.  Look below for pictures and a map of the trail.

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Old Erie Canal Trail

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