Saturday, May 23, 2020
Here I am at the Erie Canal Park in Camillus, a great place to stop for its outdoor exhibits and proximity to the restored aqueduct. Park info: http://www.eriecanalcamillus.com/
Potential tourists to our area are asking me about our slow, weekly trek along different parts of the Old Erie Canal so they can plan their trip. Since we only want to walk about two to four miles a day, at most we go a few miles out then return to our car. Therefore, we are concerned about nearby parking and if we will find benches for resting and port-o-johns along the way. For more information on the Erie Canal and how to plan to bicycle/walk the trail, see this interactive map: https://www.ptny.org/cycle-the-erie-canal/trail-map
Soon, I will post images and comments highlighting the following. In regard to the Erie Canal Park in Camillus, we found:
Parking: Available at the museum.
Bathrooms: None when we were there because the museum was closed.
Benches: Plenty along our trek heading east and west.
Restaurants: None in walking distance.
Lodging: None in walking distance.
Map of Erie Canal Park in Camillus section:
To get you in the mood the traverse the Erie Canal, hear the following classic Erie Canal song New York children learn in elementary school about a driver and his mule named Sal. I love the vintage postcards and unique movements used in this version: https://youtu.be/gIIM1mHfJ0U