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Old Erie Canal
State Historic Park


Old Erie Canal State Historic 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 offers picnic pavilions that can be reserved and carriage rides by appointment. Facilities such as the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, the Erie Canal Village, and the Canastota Canal Town Museum are involved in preservation, interpretation, and recreation along the waterway.

The North Country National Scenic Trail follows the Old Erie Canal Trail from Canastota to Rome.  See the links below for a closer look of sections of the trail.

Attractions: Biking, Hiking, Interpretive Signs, Picnic Areas and Scenic Views


  • Access from Thruway (I-90) exits 33, 34, 34A.

Old Erie Canal Trail near Dewitt

CNY Hiking HOME PAGE Dewitt to Kirkville Rd Kirkville Rd to Canastota
Canastota to Durhamville State Bridge to Lock 21 Lock 21 to Erie Canal Village
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