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Old Erie Canal State Historic Park
Copyright: - New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Old Erie Canal State Historic Park
Description - Old Erie Canal State Historic Park is a 36-mile stretch of the NPS National Recreational Trail. The canal stretches through Dewitt, Fayetteville, Chittenango, Oneida and Rome. Bicyclers, hikers and equestrians enjoy the interpretative path.

Attractions - The Old Erie Canal State Historic Park offers an opportunity for visitors to view a woodland and wetland environment of historical significance. A variety of recreation opportunities exist along the interpretive path, including canoeing, fishing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, horseback riding, bicycling and hiking. Many enjoy viewing the remnant stone aqueducts.

Recreation - This wonderful scenic canal offers opportunities to canoe, hike, ride horses, bicycle and picnic along an interpretative path. Fishing and cross-country skiing are also enjoyed.

Climate - The Old Erie Canal area experiences average January temperatures from 18 degrees to above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (-8 to above -6 degrees Celsius). It is important to note that this area receives some of the heaviest snowfalls in the nation. Summer temperatures average around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (around 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 36 inches to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. The heaviest precipitation is received in the region's northeast segment.

Location - Old Erie Canal State Historic Park is located along Cedar Bay Road between Interstate 481 and SR 257. The canal stretches through Dewitt, Fayetteville, Chittenango, Oneida and Rome.


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Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: VERY NICE WALK FROM THE CANAL TOWN MUSEUM IN CANASTOTA TO WAMPSVILLE VERY NICE PPL BIKE RIDE IS ALSO NICE FISHING IS GOOD TO

Filed By: Marcus Seitz (Syracuse, NY)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Hiked trail two hours out from Dewitt and then back ago, 7.3 miles one way. Greatest obstacle are flock of geese blocking the path. Level trail, well maintained, occasional shade from trees. No facilities or water fountains. Mile markers and some maps. Several bike riders, some runners/walkers. Many locals.


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Contact Information:
Old Erie Canal State Historic Park, RD #2, Andrus Road , Kirkville, NY, 13082, Phone: 315-687-7821

Additional Information:
Central Travel Region - The rolling heartland of New York finds itself as the dwelling place for over a half-dozen State Historic Sites and over a dozen State Parks, including the popular National Baseball Hall of Fame.
New York State Parks - The New York Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation offers 152 parks, 35 historic sites and 27 golf courses for all tastes, ages and abilities.

Links:
New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation - Official agency Website

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