Craft Time – Make a Sock Gnome!

Liz & Dave Camillus Erie Canal Park 5750 Devoe Rd, Camillus, New York

The Maxwell Library returns to Sims Store for 2024 with craft time from 12 - 2pm. This time you can make your own sock gnome! This event is FREE and enjoyable by all ages! No registration is required.

The Lois McClure; Past, Present & Future

Camillus Fire Department 5801 Newport Road, Camillus, New York, United States

In Fall, 2023 many of you followed the Canal Schooner the Lois McClure on her journey from Vermont down the Champlain Canal to the Erie Canal to the Cayuga Seneca Canal on her way to her permanent home in Port Byron. Learn from Craig Williams, President of the Canal Society of New York & Captain […]

Crafting at the Canal with the Maxwell Library

Join Maxwell’s Director, Jenny, at the Camillus Erie Canal Sims’ Store Museum to make an End of the Rainbow Felt Magnet, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! Drop-in anytime between the two hours. All supplies provided. All ages. FREE!

Volunteer Awards Dinner

Camillus Elks Lodge 117 Newport Road, Camillus, New York, United States

Let us celebrate our fabulous Camillus Canal Society Volunteers, who keep this Park going, with our Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Awards Presentation! This year we return again to the Camillus Elks Lodge. Look for your invitation in your email or snail mail and please RSVP by March 3.

The Beer-ie Canal Was A-Risin’: Brewing on the Erie Canal

Camillus Fire Department Community Room 5801 Newport Road, Camillus, New York, United States

Join us for our March Snippets & Tales Winter Speaker Series with this historic look at BEER! The Erie Canal was a transformative waterway for various industries along its route, including brewing, which flourished from Albany to Buffalo. This discussion examines the Canal’s beer boom in the 19th century and its new one in the […]

Volunteer Orientation & Training

For over 50 years our Park has been operated & maintained through an agreement with the Town of Camillus & the Camillus Canal Society. All maintenance & educational programming is because of volunteers. From gardening, to boat building, to museum docenting to cooking, if you can do it we need you! 10 am - 12 […]

From the Erie Canal to Niagara Falls, One Woman’s Journey

Camillus Fire Department Community Room 5801 Newport Road, Camillus, New York, United States

Join us for our final Snippets & Tales Winter Speakers Series with Captain Kaitlynn McHenry! Less than 8% of the boat or ship Captains in the World are women! Captain McHenry started her career captaining tour boats on the Erie Canal, and is the only woman ever in the 140 year history of the company […]

Trail Ambassador Information Meeting

Liz & Dave Beebe Camillus Erie Canal Park 5750 Devoe Road, Camillus, New York, United States

Do you love Central New York as well as biking or hiking the Erie Canalway Trail and want to share that passion? You could be a perfect candidate for becoming a Trail Ambassador! This new program aims to make CNY more inviting to the thousands of cyclists and hikers who come through our region every year […]

It’s National Go Birding Day! Make A Yarn Bird!

Did you know birds & bird watching helped to get our park started way back in the 1970's? Join Jenny, Maxwell's Director, at the Camillus Erie Canal Sims' Store Museum to make a Yarn Bird. Today is National Go Birding Day, so this is a fun way to celebrate our feathery friends. Drop-in anytime between […]

Opening Day of Boat Rides!

Boat Season has begun here at the Park! Starting today (through early October) we will have public boat rides on Wednesdays and Sundays at 1, 2 and 3pm! Our 45 minute narrated boat ride is the MOST AFFORDABLE BOAT RIDE IN NYS and will take you over the only restored, rewatered and navigable aqueduct left […]

Ribbon Cutting…

Something new is coming! Can you guess what it is? Come welcome our newest feature on June 30th at 12 noon for a ribbon cutting ceremony!

Cycle the Erie 2024

Come help us welcome the 750 cyclists & staff riding their bikes from Buffalo to Albany this week! They will enjoy lunch here at the Park, with hot dogs & chips, drinks, boat tours & a "post office" so cyclists can send a post card from the halfway point of the Canal! If you would […]