Between Pt Byron and Camillus

Erie Canalway Trail

Port Byron to Camillus
  • 20 miles
  • 7 to 10 hours
  • 1 hour, 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Dog-friendly
  • Paved

Trail Overview

This 20-mile Empire State Trail section is largely an off-road stonedust path, following the Erie Canalway Trail (18 of the 20 miles are off-road trail). The segment starts at Schasel Park, on the east side of Port Byron. The trail is built on the towpath of the historic 19th century Erie Canal, passing through woodlands, farmlands, and small communities. Water has been restored in the eastern section of the canal in Camillus, supporting recreational boats, an Erie Canal museum, and the Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct. This section ends at Reed Webster Park in Camillus. Visitor services are available in Port Byron, Weedsport, and Jordan. There are also many local parks and access points along the trail.

Cycling Directions

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

EC14-EC15_West-East Download EC15-EC14_East-West Download
Upcoming Trail Weather
Wind: 6 mph N
Humidity: 60%
Feels like: 75°F
Trail Elevation


Hotels/Motels & Resorts

Comfort Inn Fairgrounds

Close to the NYS Fairgrounds, Baldwinsville, Syracuse University & Fulton, this facility is easy access from Rte 690 or Exit 39 off NYS Thruway (I90). Just 12 miles from Syracuse Hancock International Airport and only 2.5 miles from the Camillus Airport, travelers can conveniently commute to and from their flights with ease. Syracuse boasts a popular downtown area packed with places to see, shop, and dine in. Soon-to-be college students and families can easily access the Syracuse University campus, outdoor enthusiasts can explore nearby natural features like Lake Onondaga and Onondaga Lake Park, and show-goers can attend a waterfront concert at St. Joseph’s Amphitheater at Lakeview.

Days Inn

30 miles from the State Fairgrounds; 30 miles from Fingerlakes Outlet Mall; 45 miles from the airport. Conveniently located at the heart of the Finger Lakes region. 51 rooms, including choices of smoking, special needs rooms, and an executive room with a jacuzzi. Amenities include business services, free wi-fi, and included breakfast. Pet-friendly.

Rodeway Inn

When all you need is a solid deal on a simple stay, the Rodeway Inn® hotel in Weedsport, NY near the Seneca River is just what you are looking for. The pet-friendly Weedsport hotel is conveniently located off Interstate 90 in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York, putting you near state parks, camping, wineries, outlet malls, historic museums, and attractions. The properties provide a fresh, clean room for a good night’s sleep; a nice, hot shower to wake you up; and a good cup of coffee to jump start your day. Additional amenities include free WiFi and free parking. All guest rooms offer in-room tea and coffee, a hair dryer, iron, and board. Some rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, sofa sleepers, flat-screen TVs, and coffee makers.