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Camillus Erie Canal Park Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Canal Museum - Sims Store

Name: Camillus Erie Canal Park
Fee: Free
Pets: Yes

GPS: N43 03.160 W76 18.186
(Parking Lot – Sims Store)

Trail: Clinton Ditch Trail
Length: 1.2 miles (round trip) / Difficulty: Easy

Trail: Sims Store to Warners Road
Length: 4.0 miles (round trip) / Difficulty: Easy

Trail Maps:
Old Erie Canal Map
Inn to Inn – East Syracuse to Little Falls

Erie Canalway: National Heritage Corridor
New York State Canalway Trails
The Erie Canal

The canal aqueduct in Camillus has a lot of history that goes with it.  Opened in 1845, the aqueduct allowed boats to travel above Nine Mile Creek.  Over the years, there has been a lot of time and money to complete its restoration and today it is “the only navigable aqueduct in the state.”  [1]


> 12/31/2009 (AdvGirl, Steven, Lori, Bob, Nancy)
By the light of the full moon on New Year’s Eve, the “SNL” group did an evening hike from the parking area on Rt. 173 (Warner’s Road) to the aqueduct.  This late night hike was approximately 2.0 miles round trip.  Watch for snowmobiles on this trail at night.

> 03/09/2010 (AdvGirl)
Our first day visit to the canal park.  We parked at the Sims Store area and connected right out of the parking are with Clinton’s Ditch Trail.  We traveled along the .6 mile stretch to pickup a couple of geocaches and the merged back onto the main canal side trail.  We followed the canal side trail to the aqueduct and returned to the vehicle via the canal side trail all the way back.  Total length of the trip was 2.3 miles — all easy walking, even in the remaining snow.

Clinton's Ditch Trail View

Canal Side Trail View

Aqueduct Restoration

Camillus Canal Park

[1] McChesney, C. (2010, August 4).  Camillus Canal Aqueduct.  The Syracuse Post-Standard. pA-3