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SUMMER AT THE CAMILLUS ERIE CANAL PARK

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)

ANNUAL CHICKEN BBQ
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. www.eriecanalcamillus.com (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