History of MidLakes Navigation, 50+ Years on the Waters of New York State

Have you taken a cruise on Skaneateles Lake or the Erie Canal? Did you know the Judge Ben Wiles boat was built in Borodino? How did Gustav Stickley help to save the Erie Canal? Join Dan Wiles, whose family owned MidLakes Navigation for 52 years until selling the business in 2019 for the inside scoop! […]

Adolph Kastor & the Camillus Cutlery Company

Curious about the construction at the Cutlery Building in Camillus? Wondering how Camillus and cutlery came together? Presenter Doug Sutherland will bring the story to life, past and present, for you! Doug Sutherland is the managing partner of Franklin Properties in Syracuse. Franklin Properties and its affiliates have restored and repurposed a half-dozen vulnerable historic […]

Volunteer Orientation Day

Did you know that all the activities and maintenance at the Camillus Erie Canal Park are operated by volunteers? Do you love history and want to share with visitors? Are you a retired teacher who would like to be involved with our school programming? Do you enjoy lawn work (we have zero-turn mowers!) and operating […]

Spring Clean Up!

Spring is in the air and everything needs a little Spring Cleaning! Would you like to help clear trails, clean & straighten the museum, paint, weed whack or do any of the other hundred jobs we need to get done to open to the public? This is a great time for families to volunteer! Lunch […]

Opening Day 2023!

You know Summer is around the corner when we go back to our full calendar hours! Please join us for our kick-off day and see what we've been working on for you over the Winter! Admission is FREE, donations are always accepted!

Cycle the Erie 2023

Come cheer on over 700 cyclists who are traveling the entire length of the Erie Canal over a 6 day period, from Buffalo to Albany! They love coming to Camillus because we are the HALF-WAY STOP! Come welcome riders in, volunteer to help feed them, or in our unique Post Office where they can send […]

The Women’s Votilla

Did you know the Erie Canal played a vital role in women receiving the right to vote? Join us at this new event as we reenact the Canal Campaign! More details to come... If you are a women-owned business or are interested in getting people voting and would like to participate, please contact Lisa Wiles […]

Tow Path Day

Go back in time for this family-oriented event celebrating the Erie Canal right here in Camillus! Lots of entertainment, children's activities, narrated boat rides, crafters, vendors, food and MORE! FREE admission & FREE parking in the Department of Transportation parking lot - FREE shuttles to the Park! Contact Lisa Wiles at Lwiles@TownofCamillus.com for vendor information […]