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Empire State Trail

Camillus to Syracuse
  • 9 miles
  • 3 to 5 hours
  • 1 hour
  • Dog-friendly
  • Paved

Trail Overview

This 9-mile Empire State Trail section is primarily off-road trail, welcoming bicyclists and walkers of all abilities (however there are several short sections adjacent to public roadways). The segment starts at Reed Webster Park in Camillus, running east for 3.5 miles on newly constructed off-road Erie Canalway Trail, to where the trail runs through the New York State Fairgrounds. The route then follows a bike-pedestrian bridge across I-690, intersecting with the spectacular Loop the Lake Trail on Lake Onondaga’s shoreline. After a quarter-mile section along Hiawatha Blvd West, the route follows the Creekwalk Trail for 1.5 miles into downtown Syracuse, where the off-road trail section ends at the intersection of West Genesee St and Wallace St. Parking is available at various locations along this segment. Visitor Services can be accessed in downtown Syracuse.

Cycling Directions

Cue sheets provide step by step navigation instructions for cycling the trail in both directions.

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B&B & Country Inns & Farm Stays

B&B at Turtle Street

Bienvenue! Welcome to B&B at Turtle Street - where every day is a get-away! Start the day with a hearty breakfast and end the day with a bubble-filled relaxing whirlpool. Visiting Syracuse any day of the year will be relaxing at this modest B&B which is centrally located from any destination in Onondaga County. B&B at Turtle Street is a mere three miles from Syracuse University and downtown with easy access to major highways, Hancock International Airport, the Regional Transportation Center (bus/train station) and very close to Destiny USA, one of New York State’s largest entertainment attractions. Hospitality and charm will make your visit complete at B&B at Turtle Street.

Ophelia's Garden Inn

This beautiful 1925 English Country Estate sits on three acres of lawn and gardens. Designed by the famed architect, Dwight James Baum, the Inn abounds with extraordinary architectural detail. With over 5,000 square feet of living space, 12 sets of French doors and a setting out of a storybook, it's hard not to relax in this wonderful atmosphere. Trees caress the property, inviting the deer from dusk to dawn. The rooms are spacious with private baths and period antiques. Everything makes you feel like you have gone back in time. Located within walking distance of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Tipperary Hill and Pass Arboretum, this hide-away in the city will be a delightful surprise!

Hotels/Motels & Resorts

Aloft Syracuse Inner Harbor

Celebrate your style at Aloft Syracuse Inner Harbor, a hip new hotel that’s steps from the water and a 6-mile drive from Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR). We offer easy-breezy access to downtown, museums, performance venues, corporate offices, and 2.3 miles from Syracuse University.

Best Western Plus Liverpool - Syracuse Inn & Suites

The Best Western Plus Liverpool – Syracuse is located three miles north of Syracuse at exit 37 off the Interstate 90 (New York Thruway). With easy access to Niagara Falls and 1000 Islands. 61 rooms including 12 suites and two rooms with Hot tubs. All rooms are fitted with high-speed Internet access. Free continental breakfast, indoor pool, exercise facility, guest laundry and meeting room to accommodate up to 30 persons. With beautiful landscaping and a warm colored interior, it is sure to enchant and captivate the hearts of every guest. What a great place to get away and relax. The friendly attentive staff will provide professional service to meet all of your expectations during your stay.

Best Western The Inn at the Fairgrounds

The Inn with a high standard of guest service and location that is at the heart of Central New York. Includes: Standard rooms (one king bed or two queen beds); upgraded executive rooms; luxury whirlpool suite; complimentary continental breakfast; complimentary wireless internet; complimentary scheduled shuttle service based on availability - call for details; business center; and fitness room.

Candlewood Suites Syracuse-Airport

All suite property for the business traveler, extended stay for leisure or relocation for work. Fully equipped kitchens, wireless throughout the hotel, complimentary guest laundry, on-site fitness center, Candlewood Cupboard for snacks & beverages, movie & music lending library, outdoor gazebo grill, pet friendly and digital cable with free HBO.

Comfort Inn & Suites Airport

Conveniently located at the junction of Interstates 81 and 90, the Comfort Inn & Suites Airport is minutes from Syracuse Hancock International Airport, Syracuse University, downtown Syracuse, Destiny USA, the Oncenter Complex, Onondaga Lake, NBT Stadium and the New York State Fairgrounds. They feature various amenities such as free hot breakfast, versatile meeting and banquet space, indoor heated pool, and on-site lounge with pub menu that are sure to please any traveler!

Country Inn and Suites by Radisson Syracuse North

For a quiet and comfortable place to stay outside the bustle of downtown Syracuse, book a room at the Country Inn & Suites® by Radisson, Syracuse North, NY, located at the intersection of I-81 and I-90 in Liverpool. Our hotel puts you less than two miles from name-brand retailers at Destiny USA and only three miles from Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR). Business guests appreciate our proximity to the trade shows at Empire Expo Center, and families love being near the festivals at Onondaga Lake and the diverse animals at Rosamond Gifford Zoo. After a day of meetings or exploring Central New York, return to the hotel and recharge with free cookies and coffee in the lobby. You can work out in our on-site fitness center or put the finishing touches on a presentation in the business center before hosting a meeting in our event venue.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse DestinyUSA

Settle in for a relaxing stay at our new, vibrant Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse Destiny USA hotel. Explore New York's largest shopping, dining, outlet, and entertainment destination. We are also just minutes from downtown, six miles from Syracuse Hancock International Airport and three miles from Syracuse University. Take our complimentary shuttle anywhere within a six-mile radius of the hotel.

Hampton Inn & Suites Syracuse North Airport Area

Welcome to Hampton Inn & Suites Syracuse North Airport Area, located at Exit 36 off the New York State Thruway (I-90) and Exit 25 off I-81 in the suburb of Liverpool. We are 3 miles south of the Syracuse Hancock International Airport with a free 24-hour airport shuttle.

Enjoy our free, hot breakfast daily or grab a Hampton On the Run® Breakfast Bag to take away with you, available Monday through Friday. Restaurants in walking distance include Salt City Grill, Denny’s and Burger King. When you need a quick snack, stop by our 24-hour Suite Shop convenience store.

All of our modern guest rooms feature one king- or two queen-sized clean and fresh Hampton beds®, an ample work space, a refrigerator for your snacks and an HDTV with HD channels. Upgrade to a suite for a microwave and a seating area with a sofa bed.

Our Hampton Inn & Suites Syracuse North Airport hotel is a family-friendly, 100% non-smoking hotel with free on-site parking. Enjoy fresh baked cookies and popcorn in our dining area each evening along with coffee, tea and juice available 24 hours a day. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Holiday Inn Express Fairgrounds

Whether you're staying for business or pleasure, you'll be completely satisfied. All guestrooms are equipped with free high speed wired & wireless internet, extras like a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, work area, 27-inch flat screen television, an electronic safe, free access to local and (800) calls.

Holiday Inn Express Syracuse Airport

Savor our complimentary Express Start hot breakfast each morning and relax in our indoor heated pool and fitness center.  Rooms in this non-smoking facility offer 2 queen beds, a single king or single king suite and are fitted with small refrigerators, microwaves and Keurig coffee machines for your convenience. Guests experience complimentary high speed Wi-Fi in all rooms and in public spaces. Complimentary shuttle service is available to and from Hancock International Airport and the Regional Transportation Center as well as within 3 miles of the hotel (as available) to local shops and restaurants which includes Destiny USA. The Holiday Inn Express Syracuse Airport is conveniently located just off Interstate Route 81 and minutes from the NYS Thruway and downtown Syracuse. Early check-in is available upon request and based on availability.  Group rates available by contacting our sales office. A motor coach friendly property offering expert assistance in itinerary planning.

Holiday Inn Express Syracuse-Fairgrounds

Whether you're staying for business or pleasure, you'll be sure to find everything you need to be completely satisfied. All hotel guestrooms are equipped with free high speed wired and wireless internet, personal extras like a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, work area, 27-inch flat screen television, and an electronic safe. All guests will have free access to local and (800) calls. These are just a few amenities that are offered at this hotel.

Holiday Inn Suites, Syracuse/Hancock Airport

Located directly off the New York State Thruway I-90 & Highway I-81, Holiday Inn Suites, Syracuse/Hancock Airport is a go to, whether it's for business or pleasure. Holiday Inn Suites, Syracuse/Hancock Airport sits only miles from all major attractions in the Syracuse, NY area, including Destiny USA, NYS Fairgrounds, Lakeview Amphitheater, museums, downtown, Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR), Syracuse Regional Transportation Center, Business Centers plus various dining and entertainment options. With an array of accommodations throughout our suites, you will enjoy amenities such as complimentary, high-speed WiFi access, 24-hour fitness center, indoor heated pool and jacuzzi (open daily 7AM-10PM) and so much more! Whether you’re staying for a night or a week, you can expect to enjoy luxury and sophistication at our Liverpool, New York location. We stand behind our 100% Suite Dreams Guarantee, as we know our property and staff will never disappoint!

Homewood Suites by Hilton Syracuse/Liverpool

Fully furnished suites include separate living and bedroom areas, full kitchens, complimentary breakfast daily and complimentary social hour Monday thru Thursday. Close to Syracuse University, downtown's Armory Square and Destiny USA.

Maplewood Suites Extended Stay - Syracuse

Located directly off the New York State Thruway I-90 & Highway I-81, Maplewood Suites Extended Stay - Syracuse/Airport is a go to, whether it's for business or pleasure. Maplewood Suites Extended Stay - Syracuse/Airport sits only miles from all major attractions in the Syracuse, NY area, including Destiny USA, NYS Fairgrounds, Lakeview Amphitheater, museums, downtown, Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR), Syracuse Regional Transportation Center, Business Centers plus various dining and entertainment options. With an array of accommodations throughout our suites, you will enjoy amenities such as complimentary, high-speed WiFi access, on-site bar/lounge (featuring live entertainment on weekends), a hot, deluxe continental breakfast, featuring a parfait bar and cooked to order omelets Monday-Friday, 24-hour lobby access - including an on demand Starbucks machine, complimentary shuttle service (based on availability), 24-hour fitness center, indoor heated pool and jacuzzi (open daily 7AM-10PM) and so much more! Whether you’re staying for a night or a week, you can expect to enjoy luxury and sophistication at our redesigned, Liverpool, New York location. We stand behind our 100% Suite Dreams Guarantee, as we know our property and staff will never disappoint!

Quality Inn & Suites Fairgrounds

Just off Interstate 690, the Quality Inn & Suites Fairgrounds is less than five miles from the New York State Fairgrounds multipurpose venue. Whether you are traveling to Syracuse for business or pleasure, make the Quality Inn & Suites Fairgrounds your home away from home. We offer countless amenities and a friendly staff. Book a room with us today.

Ramada by Wyndham Liverpool/Syracuse

With signature Syracuse spirit and our premier personnel, our hotel is much more than convenient and comfortable. Even downtime between events is exciting. With an on-site restaurant and lounge, fitness centers, a sparkling pool, basketball court, outdoor patio and BBQ area Ramada by Wyndham Liverpool/Syracuse has perfected the balance of business and leisure. We're only 7 minutes from Hancock International Airport and 5 minutes to Destiny USA, free shuttle is available 24 hours to both destinations. Syracuse University and downtown Syracuse is a short 5 mile drive. From before you arrive to the next time we welcome you back, our award winning service will make you feel like you never left home.

Red Carpet Inn

Close to Oneida Lake, Hancock Airport and within a 12 minute drive of downtown Syracuse. Christmas Tree Shoppe is within walking distance!

Super 8 by Wyndham Liverpool/Syracuse North Airport

2015 & 2016 PRIDE OF SUPER 8 award winner!
Super service and comfort at budget rates. Conveniently located at the
crossroads of the New York State Thruway (I-90) exit 36 and I-81 (7th
North Street) exit 25. Minutes from Hancock International Airport,
Regional Transportation Center, Syracuse University, Destiny USA Entertainment and Shopping, NYS Fairgrounds, Lakeview Amphitheater, and Downtown Syracuse. Room includes 8 item SuperStart Breakfast and Free WIFI. King size and double bedded rooms are equipped with 32 inch flat screen cable HDTV's, Micro/Fridge units, guest controlled heat/air units and desks with ergonomic chairs. Many restaurants within walking distance. Complimentary airport and train/bus station shuttle service.

Tru By Hilton Syracuse Camillus

Live it up at Tru by Hilton Syracuse-Camillus. Set amid food, shops and fun at Township 5, our hotel is only minutes from the New York State Fairgrounds and Syracuse University. Our efficient rooms will wow with free WiFi and a 55-inch TV with 150 channels.

Say yay to mornings at the free 'Top It' breakfast bar offering 30 sweet and savory choices for yogurt, oatmeal and more. There's also plenty of drinks, gourmet snacks and single-serve beer and wine in our 24/7 market.

It's choices galore in the lobby with board games, a foosball table and cozy sound-absorbing alcoves. Let your inner athlete run free in our fitness center and indoor sport court.

Affordable travel now comes with unexpected things – like certainty.

Tru By Hilton Syracuse North Airport Area

Find yourself exactly where you need to be at our new Tru by Hilton Syracuse North Airport Area hotel. Enjoy thoughtful amenities and a convenient location at the crossroads of I-81 and NYS Thruway, just minutes from downtown Syracuse, Syracuse University, Destiny USA and Syracuse Airport.

Our abundant breakfast choices give you a great start to your day. From healthy to indulgent, our ‘Build your Own’ Breakfast includes a toppings bar featuring 30 sweet and savory toppings for cereal, bagels, yogurt and more. Satisfy your cravings any time of day at our 24/7 Market.

Check out the activity in our four zone lobby, offering the perfect spot to work, play, relax and eat. Enjoy a game of pool or indulge in some quiet time in one of the semi-private alcoves or relax with a good book on our patio. Keeping your exercise regimen on track in our 24/7 fitness center.

Affordable travel now comes with unexpected things – like certainty.

Western Ranch Motor Inn

The only independently owned and operated lodging in the Syracuse area, providing you with a family charm and personal touch missing from many of life's adventures. The Western Ranch Motor Inn has everything you need to make your next getaway or event a memorable one. From beautiful, spacious rooms and conference facilities to the charming dining room and rustic tavern, everyone will find comfort and enjoyment at The Western Ranch Motor Inn.