The Erie Canal was deepened, widened and even rerouted several times over its lifespan. In some places, such as Camillus, remnants of old segments of canal still exist. This segment of canal has been preserved as a park, complete with a restored general store/museum, an aqueduct where the canal crossed over Nine-mile Creek, and a network of trails. Some trails are only for hiking but trails on both sides of the canal are open to bikes. The trail on the north side of the canal was the old towpath where mules pulled barges. It's part of the much longer Erie Canalway Trail.
A map and details for trails in this park can be found in the guidebooks "Take A Hike - Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region," and "Take Your Bike - Family Rides in New York's Finger Lakes Region," both available through EMS.
From Route 5, exit north onto Newport Road, then turn right onto Devoe Road. Erie Canal Park is on the right just north of the Old Erie Canal.
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