Old Erie Canal State Historic Park
The Old Erie Canal State Historic Park contains the longest and one of the only remaining portions of the original Erie Canal system begun in 1817. The park also includes an off-road towpath trail that stretches 36 miles from DeWitt through Chittenango, Canastota, Wampsville, Oneida and onto Rome. Numerous trails and routes connect into this State Park linking you to surrounding communities, restaurants, and even more sites! Let this comprehensive Old Erie Canal Corridor Map (PDF) be your guide to a canalway adventure!
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TourTheTowpath.com is a great resource for anyone looking to explore the trail by bike. This website is maintained by the Old Erie Canal Community Working Group. It contains information about communities and amenities around the Old Erie Canal. It also has information about special events including the Tour the Towpath bike ride and the Erie Canal Boat Float kayaking event.
Heritage Trail Maps
In December 2005, the Madison County Planning Department, on behalf of the Madison County Bicentennial Commission, received funding from the General Fund of the Central New York Community Foundation for a 2006 Heritage Trails project that has resulted in the establishment of these four trails: