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 in 1972, the Park is part of the Town of Camillus Park system. This highly utilized, established park is located along the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Upstate New York, which encompasses the multi-use Empire State Trail. When completed, it will run from Long Island, north to the northern tip of Lake Champlain and east to west from Albany to Buffalo.
The Camillus Erie Canal Park offers visitors a variety of informational and entertaining options ranging from over 14 miles of scenic wooded paths and walkways for hiking, biking and dog walking. There are boat rides along the historic Erie Canal over the only restored navigable aqueduct in the state.
Sims' Store Museum, combines the old-fashioned charm of a canal store complete with a quaint gift shop, exhibits, early photos, an exquisite "must-see" mural, maps of the canal with models of locks, aqueducts and canal boats. The museum is open on varying days depending on the season. Visit Erie Canal Park for opening hours.
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.
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