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Hiking in Madison
New York State Parks
Old Erie Canal
State Historic Park
Kirkville Rd to Canastota
This section of the trail is not as well traveled as the section between Dewitt and Kirkville. This section of the Old Erie Canal Trail passes by the wide waters of Poolsbrook, then crosses into Madison County. There is a very quiet park at Poolsbrook, which can be reached via a footbridge over the canal.
The trail reaches Chittenango Landing and the history of the canal. Be sure to visit the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, which is located just off the main towpath. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 96-foot long cargo boats were built and repaired on this site. The Museum tells of the construction of these boats, the workings of the restored dry docks and the social history of the canal area.
Another quiet section of the trail awaits between Chittenango and Canastota. The Canastota Canal Town Museum is a must stop along the trail and after crossing NY 13 the trail begins the section where it coincides with the North Country National Scenic Trail.
Biking along the Old Erie Canal Trail near Poolsbrook
Mileage Description 6.0
Cross Kirkville Road and reach Kirkville Rd parking area.
Cross Poolsbrook Road.
Leave Onondaga County and enter Madison County
White Bridge Road and bridge on right leads to Poolsbrook section of Old Erie Canal Park
Cross Bolivar Road
Cross Chittenango Creek and entering Chittenango Landing Historic Site.
Cross Lakeport Road
Cross Canaseraga Road
Cross Harsh Road
Cross Kimberlee Drive
Cross Beebee Bridge Road
Entering Canastota. Trail follows State Street.
Cross Main Street, soon reach Canastota Canal Town Museum.
Reach NY 13 and cross road. North Country Trail section now begins.
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