Camillus Erie Canal Park

This past weekend the Camillus Erie Canal Park had a Grand Celebration to dedicate the restored Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct, but since I work on the weekend, we couldn’t make it out there until Sunday after work, after all of the festivities were done.  It doesn’t matter, because I don’t really enjoy crowds, anyway!  And by the time we got there (after eating Luigi’s  pizza, mmmmm), the sun was in that perfect place in the sky to shed an orange glow on everything.

Here’s a replica of the Sims’ canal store, now known as Sims’ Museum, which wasn’t open. I do want to go back when it is open, soon!

Sims’ Museum

A long bed of iris along the canal bank were all so beautiful!

This is an old lock:

As we were examining the lock, Midnight, the resident kitty, came over to greet us, and then to perch himself underneath one of the bottom valves of the lock:

Buoy Boat 159 is on display here:


This is a replica of a Lock House:

We then went a mile down the canal to Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct:

If you click on this Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct link, you can see progress pictures of the restoration:

This looks great!

The aqueduct over Nine Mile Creek:

Of course, we had to walk down to the little waterfall of Nine Mile Creek:

Assuming that this is the old wood which was taken out and replaced with the brand new wood:

There is a steam engine exhibit that we need to come back and see sometime, soon, too! This is one of the steam engines outside of the exhibit area:

The back wheels are taller than me!

I took this shot of the sign for the hours, so we can visit when the museum is open:

And the last thing I noticed was this wildlife refuge sign!
I always love to see areas for wildlife!

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jayne
    May 25, 2010 @ 06:33:25

    What an interesting place to visit Pam!


  2. Pam
    May 25, 2010 @ 08:28:55

    It is, Jayne! This is all volunteer work that has made this place.


  3. Frank Sadowski
    May 25, 2010 @ 11:42:57

    Unfortunately, I couldn’t make the celebration either. However, I made a lot of visits during the reconstruction. There are a lot more photos of the reconstruction at The Erie Canal web site:


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  5. Mike Riley
    May 31, 2010 @ 16:01:56

    Stop back on a Sunday when the boat rides are going on. You can cruise over the aqueduct and visit the museum. Also, the park is open all daylight hours for walks along the trail and canoeing and kayaking on the old canal. You can paddle for two miles on each side of Devoe Rd, which is where Sims Store is located.


  6. Pam
    May 31, 2010 @ 20:07:46

    Frank – Thanks for the link. I love looking at progress photos!

    Mike – Thanks for the information! When is the steam engine exhibition open? I really would like to see The Corliss Steam Engine.


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