Old Erie Canal Heritage Trail

Dewitt, New York 13214

Old Erie Canal Heritage Trail

Old Erie Canal Heritage Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Between DeWitt and Rome, east of Syracuse, this linear New York state park salutes a 36-mile vestige of the historic 363-mile Erie Canal, which linked the Hudson River to the Great Lakes. One of the great engineering feats of its day, the canal opened the West to transportation and commerce—a boon to nineteenth- century New York State.

Barge- towing mules plodded the towpath from 1825 to 1918. Today the towpath is a multiuse national recreation trail that strings past parks, museums, and historic structures."

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Trail Information

Dewitt
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
31.6
Distance
425 feet
Elevation Gain
Point-to-Point
Trail Type
Stone dust or earthen towpath, with brief road links.
Terrain
Easy
Skill Level
1-3 days
Duration
Year-round
Season
Snowmobiling, Fishing, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing
Additional Use
Old Erie Canal State Historic Park, c/o Green Lakes State Park, 7900 Green Lakes Road, Fayetteville, 13066; (315) 637-6111; https://parks.ny.gov/parks
Local Contacts
Old Erie Canal Trail Map (available online).
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