Yes, we are open year-round, Saturdays from 12 – 4pm! Please stop by to visit Sims’ Store including unique, locally-made gifts in our gift shop!
Nestled between Nine Mile Creek and a wooded hillside near Camillus, New York you’ll find the Camillus Erie Canal Park.
Established is 1972, the Park is part of the Town of Camillus Park system. We are a highly utilized, established park on site of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Upstate New York, which encompasses the multi-use Empire State Trail. When completed, it will run from Manhattan, north to the northern tip of Lake Champlain and east to west from Albany to Buffalo.
Offering our visitors a variety of informational and entertaining options ranging from over 13 miles of scenic wooded paths and walkways for hiking and biking, to boat rides along the historic Erie Canal, the Park is the perfect setting for a leisurely stroll or an evening dinner cruise.
Our main museum, Sims’ Store Museum, combines the old-fashioned charm of a canal store complete with a quaint gift shop, exhibits, early photos, maps of the canal with models of locks, aqueducts and canal boats.
From April – early October take one of our 45 minute narrated boat rides over our famous aqueduct! We pride ourselves in being the most affordable boat ride in New York State, so come get your family on the water! Our boats are available for private charter also. Please contact us for more information.
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. (This exhibit is open seasonally so please check our Facebook page for more information.)
As long as you are taking in all that the Park has to offer, why not ask how we can help host your next group gathering in one of our spacious pavilions or aboard one of our tour boats? Please contact us for more information.
We look forward to your visit!