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.
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Old Erie Canal State Historic Park
- 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.
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.