Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Old Erie Canal State Historic Park

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Address
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, the Erie Canal Village, 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.
Sat 07 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 7, 2016 09:00 AM
Old Erie Canal State Historic Park
(315) 687-3801

Come join us at the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum in the Old Erie Canal State Historic Park in celebrating the fifth annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs. Various volunteer projects will be available to choose from.

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Contact event coordiantor Christine O'Neil for more information: director@clcbm.org 

Registration: Required
Sat 07 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 7, 2016 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Old Erie Canal State Historic Park
(315) 363-3590

Come join us at Old Erie Canal State Historic Park trailway in celebrating the fifth annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs. Various volunteer projects will be available to choose from.

Register Now

Contact event coordinator Patti Meakin for more information: pmeakin@oneidacity.com  

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Bridle Path
  • Pavilions * At Cedar Bay and Poolsbrook.
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic Tables
  • Scenic Views
  • Activities
  • Biking
  • Hiking