View Full Version : intersection with erie canal trailway

01-04-2016, 15:00
does anyone know where the north country tail intersects with the erie canal trailway and if there are shelters nearby? thanks--uncle walt

02-09-2016, 19:56
Are you sure they intersect?
Seems to me that they would more or less run parallel to each other across New York.

02-09-2016, 20:01
I guess you're right.......

At the west edge of Rome, hikers will find Old Erie Canal Village a restored canal town. In addition to tours of the village, one can actually take a ride on an authentic canal boat. A towpath trail can be walked across the property. Just beyond the village is the eastern end of Old Erie Canal State Park. This linear park includes an existing trail that can be followed all the way to the point where the North Country Trail needs to head south to reach the Onondaga section of the Finger Lakes Trail. The Canal Path is a multiple use trail, surfaced with crushed rock. This route is scenic but does allow snowmobile use in the winter. Information on this segment can be found on the New York State Parks website (http://nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/17/details.aspx)

02-10-2016, 16:48
Here are maps from the Central NY Chapter North Country Trail Association that show the western intersection at Canastota as well:

There is no shelter particularly close to that intersection.

07-19-2016, 23:09
A bit late on this, but no shelters on the NCT near the Erie Canal.

There are, however, numerous Adirondack-style shelters along the NCT where it runs concurrently with the Finger Lakes Trail, across Central NY.