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“Dirt from the Ditch” Historic Erie Canal Ghostwalk at Erie Canal Park, Camillus (Day One)
July 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Update: 6/28 – This event is sold out! Please check for availability for July 16th by contacting Karen Cooney at 428-1864 extension 312.
Meet quaint and colorful characters, and get the scoop on our Erie Canal past! For ages 10 and above. Space is limited. You must have purchased a ticket prior to the event to join a tour. Call Karen Cooney Monday through Friday 9:00 am through 3:00 pm at 428-1864 extension 312.
About Erie Canal Park in Camillus:
Nestled between Nine Mile Creek and a wooded hillside near Camillus, New York you’ll find the Camillus Erie Canal Park and a special section of the Old Erie Canal Trail. This special park is a living history of the canal, including a rebuilt aqueduct over Nine Mile Creek.
Established is 1972, the Park is part of the Town of Camillus Park system as well as part of the Erie Canal Heritage Trail and offers visitors a variety of informational and entertaining options ranging from over 10 miles of scenic wooded paths and walkways, to boat rides along the historic Erie Canal.
The Sims Store Museum combines the old-fashioned charm of a canal store complete with exhibits, early photos, 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 power plant and learn about the technology that was “hot” during the industrial revolution of America.
A restoration project was completed in 2009 on the Nine Mile Aqueduct. You can now see what the old canal aqueducts looked like originally. The main Canal Trail runs 4.1 miles from Newport Road to NY-173.
Call Karen at 428-1864 extension 312 Monday through Friday for tour times and to make a reservation.