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Old Erie Canal State Historic Park

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Dewitt "to" Rome
Dewitt/Rome, NY 13214
Latitude 43.096068308299998
Longitude -75.829508625399995

Old Erie Canal State Park is a 36-mile stretch of the 363-mile Old Erie Canal, which has been designated a National Recreational Trail by the National Parks Service. The terrain is woodland and wetland that present opportunities for hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, bicycling, canoeing, fishing, and snowmobiling. Several areas have footbridges that aid access to the canal towpath where visitors can view the remnants of stone aqueducts. 

This park offers reservable picnic shelters at Cedar Bay Picnic Areas.  Cedar Bay Park is operated under a cooperative agreement with the Town of Dewitt.  Please call 315-446-9250 for more information.

Facilities such as the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum and the Canastota Canal Town Museum are involved in preservation, interpretation, and recreation along the waterway.

Hours of Operation

  • The park is open year-round sunrise to sunset.
Sat 01 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 1, 2021 08:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Old Erie Canal State Historic Park

Start time for all projects: 8:30am End time for all projects: 11:30am

Meeting Location for all projects: Meet at the Oneida Rail Trail Pedestrian Plaza on Oneida St in Downtown Oneida. We will give cleaning assignments from there. Special Instructions: Plenty of parking available. Wear appropriate clothing, sturdy/waterproof boots.

Volunteer Project #1: We will clean the Old Erie Canal State Historic Park from Rt 316 to N. Court St and the Oneida Rail Trail from N Court St back into Downtown Oneida. Ages: All ages welcome Please bring: garden gloves. Additional tools: Garbage bags will be provided. Bring gloves, hand trimmers, leaf rakes, garden rakes, hedge shears


Registration: Required

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Biking
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Hiking
  • Pavilions and Shelter Rentals
  • Pavilions and Shelter Rentals * At Cedar Bay