Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Press Release

September 16, 2015

Randy Simons | Dan Keefe
(518) 486-1868 |

New York State Parks Statement on Erie Canalway Trail Improvement Project

"On Monday September 14th State Parks met with community members and user groups to discuss the paving improvement project taking place on a 4.5 mile stretch of the Erie Canalway Trail from Butternut Drive in DeWitt to Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville. After a healthy and heartfelt discussion it was agreed that the paving improvement project along the Erie Canalway Trail will continue to Manlius Center Road (Route 290) located approximately 2.9 miles from Butternut Drive and just to the east of an accessible ramp at the Manlius Center parking area. The remaining 1.6 mile trail segment from Manlius Center to the footbridge that accesses Green Lakes State Park will remain unpaved and will receive fresh stone treatment. The newly paved section enhances accessibility along a popular section of the trail, while the remaining section maintains the softer surface preferred by some users. New York State Parks will continue to work with the community and user groups on future plans for trail improvements."