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."