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Canalway Challenge


SUNDAY, MAY 5 OPENING DAY at the Camillus Erie Canal Park and Sims' Store Museum, 5750 DeVoe Road. The museum, filled with canal memorabilia, is open Sundays from 1-5 p.m. Narrated Boat Tours on the historic canal travel across the 1844 Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct, the only navigable Aqueduct, in New York State. (Sailings 1,2,3,4, P.M. $3.00 adults;$1.50 children; under 5 free.), snack bar, gift shop and picnic pavilion. Kayaks and canoes are welcome. Fishing is permitted. The park is open daily year-round and is part of the Canalway Trail extending from Buffalo to Albany. There are 13 miles of trails for hiking and biking. Additional museum hours: Wednesdays,Thursdays 12-4. The Museum is open Saturdays year-round from 12-4 p.m. Groups tours and use of the pavilion can be arranged by appointment (315)488-3409.

May-Oct. STEAM-UPS occur on the second Sunday of each month. (Refer to Steam Engine Exhibit page)

May 27 MEMORIAL DAY PARADE & PICNIC Noon, picnic pavillion

Beginning June 11 TUESDAYS ON THE TOWPATH We have scheduled a bike ride of the new route of the Canalway Trail from the trail head of the Orange parking lot over to Gere Lock, beginning at 6:00 p.m., Dr. David Beebe will tell us the history of Gere Lock. For more information (315)391-7578.

July & August BRAND NEW: We are launching our DELICIOUS DESSERT CRUISES (Refer to Dessert Cruises) LUNCHEON CRUISES available by appointment (Refer to Boat Tours)

July 27 noon, picnic pavilion

Towpath Day
August 10, 11am-4pm
TOWPATH DAY, LEGACY OF THE ERIE CANAL, is a family orientated festival celebrating canal history featuring a series of narrated vignettes along a mile section of the historic canal. Other activities: Rotary 5K Race, demonstrations of old fashion crafts, blacksmith, kids stuff, vendors, steam-up, visit "PADDY", the Mule, great entertainment and food. (315)488-3409.





Be sure to visit the Steam Engine Exhibit while you're at the park.

The steam exhibit is operating the second Sunday of each month.

Erie Canal Park • 5750 Devoe Road, Camillus, NY 13031 • Phone: 315-488-3409