Part of the Erie Canalway System
Info: This system is built on the old towpath of the old Erie Canal. Long trail system, multi-surfaces.
Directions/Location: There are multiple places to park along this part of the Erie Canalway. Good parking near 5400 Butternut Dr, East Syracuse, NY 13057, note – this address is near the parking lot, and is not the correct address for the actual parking lot itself.
Trail Map (Western part of this section, see dashed line, scroll map right to see more of the trail):
Date/Time Open: ?
Surface: Mostly light gravel, a few places have some small depressions and larger stones or short sections of grass. A few miles from Dewitt eastward are paved.
Biking Allowed: Yes, good for mountain bikes and hybrid bikes and cruisers, not recommended for road bikes.
Hiking/Walking Allowed: Yes.
Cross-Country Skiing: ?
Pets Allowed: Yes.
Built on Former Railroad Bed: No, built on towpath of the old Erie Canal.
Special Instructions: At Beebe Bridge Road (before Canastota if you are coming from the west) take a left, a short distance down the road the trail continues. At North Court Street (past Canastota if you are coming from the west) take a left and watch for the place where you can get back on the trail a short distance up the road, this is like a little detour. In Canastota you must travel down the street a short distance to re-connect with the trail. At Durhamville you must travel on the road for a distance.