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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, 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 04 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 4, 2019 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Old Erie Canal State Historic Park
(315) 510-3421

Start time: 10am
End time: 2pm

Meeting Location: Museum Visitor Center. Parking Instructions: Parking is available across the road at Rotary Park and across the canal at the Old Erie Canal parking lot. Ages: All ages welcome

Volunteer Project: Help Chittenango Landing prepare for the upcoming vistor and education season by doing a variety of clean-up projects inside the buildings and on the grounds. Rain or shine. Please bring: Garden gloves, water, snack

We can accommodate: Large Groups, small groups, college student groups, Boy or Girl Scouts. Questions? Call: 315-687-3801 Email:

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

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