Old Erie Canal State Historic Park

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.