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THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS UPON US AND OUR GIFT SHOP IS OPEN WITH MANY UNIQUE GIFT IDEAS.

(SPECIAL COLLECTOR BOAT CRUISE COUPONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE TO BE USED ANY TIME NEXT SEASON.)

(The NY FORWARD SAFETY PLAN is in effect which includes requiring face coverings for those unvaccinated and practicing social distancing while visiting the museum and gift shop.)

Nestled between Nine Mile Creek and a wooded hillside near Camillus, New York you will find the Liz and Dave Beebe Camillus Erie Canal Park.

Established is 1972, the Park is part of the Town of Camillus Park
system. We are a highly utilized, established park on site of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Upstate New York, which encompasses the multi-use Empire State Trail. When completed, it wil run from Long Island, north to the northern tip of Lake Champlain and east to west from Albany to Buffalo.

Offering our visitors a variety of informational and entertaining
options ranging from over 14 miles of scenic wooded paths and
walkways for hiking, biking and walking man's best friend. There are boat rides (See Boat Tours) along the historic Erie Canal over the only restored navigable aqueduct in the state! The Park is the perfect setting for a leisurely stroll or an evening dessert cruise.

Our main museum has two floors with a lift. Sims' Store Museum, combines the old-fashioned charm of a canal store complete with a quaint gift shop, exhibits, early photos, an exquiste "must-see" mural, maps of the canal with models of locks, aqueducts and canal boats.

The Steam Engine Exhibit is a truly unique opportunity to see a fully restored, turn-of-the-century steam powered Corliss Engine power plant and learn about the technology that was “hot” during the industrial revolution of America.

As long as you are taking in all that the Park has to offer, why not ask how we can help host your next group gathering in one of our spacious pavilions or aboard one of our four tour boats.

We look forward to your visit!

 

Hours of Operation

Park open daily year-round

Museum hours: Saturday, Noon–4 P.M. year-round.
Free Admission. (Donations greatly appreciated for park preservaton)

Museum hours: May through October, Wednesday & Thursday Noon - 4 P.M., Sunday 1–5 P.M. Free Admission.

Canal Boat Tours: May - Columbus Day weekend, Wednesday Sailings at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 P.M. & Sunday Sailings at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 P.M.

SCHOOL and TOUR GROUPS welcome by appointment

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Take a Boat Tour on the Erie Canal by Brandon Roth, August 16,2021

https://cnycentral.com/news/local/take-a-boat-tour-on-the-erie-canal

Otisco Boat

Click on image below to view Brandon Roth's prior visit

Brandon Roth story about Camilus canal Park


Towpath Day

Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers and guests who helped make Towpath Day a special day.

To view our towpath day photo album, please click here.

For a listing  of other Camillus Erie Canal Park events, click here.


Camillus Erie Canal Society received two grants in 2021.

CNY Arts logoA $1,000 grant from CNY Arts to produce a virtual school tour and a $500 grant from the Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor for "CYCLE THE ERIE", EVENT ON JULY 14.


Camillus Canal Park among winners of 2011 Erie Canalway Heritage Award of Excellence.

Click here to view News Release.


Aqueduct Restoration Project Completed!

Click on the photo below to view photos showing the restoration process of the Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct.

Aqueduct restoration photos


Celebration of the Aqueduct!

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