Trails

Old Erie Canal Corridor Map

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!

Canalway to Country Byways Bicycle Loop Map

Canalways to Country Byways gives you three great options to explore the open spaces and unique places around the Erie Canalway Trail!

From rolling hills and glacier carved valleys to flat farm land and Oneida Lake these routes will take you through, over and around some of the most breathtaking views in Central New York. Here’s a quick glimpse at some things you’ll see and do along the way: 

  • Watch the buffalo roam at Empire Buffalo
  • Witness the power of water at Chittenango Falls State Park
  • Step back in time at the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum
  • See local artifacts at the Canastota Canal Town Museum
  • Explore nature at the Great Swamp Conservancy
  • Discover the society behind Oneida Silver
Young family riding bikes on a trail

Refuel

Take some time to look around our quaint village shops or refuel with a snack or meal at one of our family restaurants.

The routes offer easy to moderate traveling and can be easily combined to give you a full day or weekend of adventure. Welcome to Madison County and the heart of New York.

Madison County Eco-Tourism Trail Map (2013 Edition)

The Madison County Eco-Tourism Trail Map (PDF) highlights the current innovative sustainability projects located in Madison County and is meant to be used as a guide to learn more about each of these initiatives. Tour information is also listed in the guide.

2016 Madison County Renewable Energy Trail Map

View the 2016 Madison County Renewable Energy Trail Map (PDF).

Madison County Eco-Tourism Trail Map

Go Caz

GoCaz.com is your guide to outdoor Cazenovia. This interactive website makes it easier to discover the abundance of outdoor and cultural opportunities to experience here. Select from among a variety of activities (including fishing, paddle, swim, snowshoe, ski, snowmobile, golf, triathlon, horseback, hike, run, and bicycle) and view a map and detailed description for each activity.

GoCaz.com

Bicentennial Barn Map

The Bicentennial Barn project was intended to preserve barns and remind folks of the County's 2006 bicentennial in a big way through the painting of 16 logos on a barn in each of Madison County's 15 towns and City of Oneida. Use this map as a guide to locate each of the barns and discover the art of barn painting: back in the 1930's, barn painters (known as "Wall Dogs") were hired to paint the sides of barns as a way to tell travelers about places to eat or local attractions. As time passed, billboards replaced the use of barns for advertising, but through this project the skill and and art of barn painting can be seen once again.

These educational materials can be obtained in hard copy through the offices of the: