Erie Canalway Trail

Erie Canal Park, New York

Elevation Gain38ft
Trailhead Elevation409ft
Elevation Min/Max399/411ft
Elevation Start/End409/409ft

Erie Canalway Trail

Erie Canalway Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Town of Camillus, New York. It is within Erie Canal Park. It is 3.5 miles long and begins at 409 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 38 feet. Camillus Erie Canal Park Parking and other parkings are near the trailhead. There is also a parking. The Camillus Erie Canal Aqueduct Parking can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Towpath Road and Canalway Trail.

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"This straight, shaded trail segment reaches the midpoint of the original Erie Canal at Sims’ Store. From Albany to Buffalo, the Erie Canal towpath provides some of the most pleasant walking, biking, skating, and running trail footage in New York State, with about 380 miles of level, meticulously maintained pathways. This tiny segment of the total trail extends through Erie Canal Park northwest of Syracuse, ending in Camillus at the exact midpoint of the original canal and the 300-acre Erie Canal Park. If you enjoy this short hike, consider a longer trek along the canal." Read more
Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region (Footprint Press)
Rich & Sue Freeman
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"The enlarged Erie Canal was abandoned in 1922, then sat idle until 1972 when the town of Camillus purchased a seven-mile stretch. Since then an army of volunteers has been busy clearing the land, building dams, refilling the canal with water, and building a replica of Sims’ store. The original Sims’ store was built in 1856 at the intersection of Warners Road and the canal. It served as a general store, home for the Sims family, and departure point for people boarding the canal boats. The store was destroyed by fire in 1863, the replica lives on today. The first floor is setup like the original store. The second floor houses exhibits and antiques of the era along with models of locks, aqueducts, and canal boats. Surface: Dirt and gravel trail" Read more
"This straight, shaded, 2.0-mile trail segment reaches the midpoint of the original Erie Canal at Sims’ Store." Read more

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A very nice flat trail. If your looking for a quiet place to walk, this is the place.

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Trail Information

Erie Canal Park
Nearby City
Erie Canal Park
Additional Use
New York State Canal System, 200 Southern Blvd., Albany 12201; (800) 4CANAL4 (422-6254);
Local Contacts
Trail map available online at
Local Maps

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Dec 2018