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Nestled between Nine Mile Creek and a wooded hillside near Camillus, New York you’ll find the 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, 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, 12–4 PM year-round.
Free Admission. (Donations greatly appreciated for park preservaton)

Museum hours: May through October, Wednesday 12–4 pm, Thursday 12–4 pm, Sundays 1-5 pm. Free Admission.

Canal Boat Tours: May - Columbus Day weekend, Sundays. Sailings at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 pm.

SCHOOL and TOUR GROUPS welcome by appointment

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Where in CNY is Brandon Roth?

Brandon Roth, multimedia journalist at CNY Central, has reported on numerous exciting stories from locations across the globe. Undoubtedly, his most exciting story is from the deck of the Iroquois as she plies the waters of the historic Erie Canal at the Camillus Canal Park.

Click on image below to view story

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 recieved two grants for Towpath Day, August 10, 2019.

CNY Arts logo$3500 from CNY Arts and $500 from the Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor.

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

Celebrate the Aqueduct!

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