The Erie Canal Towpath is is 36-mile portion of the Old Erie Canal that runs east of Syracuse. The path is intended for hikers and bikers and the surrounding lands are good for fishing and canoeing. The Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, the Erie Canal Village, and the Canastota Canal Town Museum are all involved with preserving the land along the path and providing recreation for visitors.
Click here to view a slide show & listen to commentary about the history of the Old Erie Canal through Syracuse.
To canoe or kayak on the Old Erie Canal, pick up a copy of the guidebook “Take A Paddle – Finger Lakes New York Quiet Water for Canoes & Kayaks.”