The Old Erie Canal Boat Float & Bash

Date of Event: Saturday June 16, 2018

After the success of last year's event, the Old Erie Canal Boat Float is back!

Paddle the scenic and calm waters of the historic Old Erie Canal! Let's fill the Old Erie Canal waterway with colorful kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards!

Choose from 4 launch locations depending on your preferred distance. All paddlers end at the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum at 2 pm for the Boat Float Bash with music and food trucks!

8 am: Cedar Bay Launch. Total one way distance to Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum is 9.5 miles

10 am: Manlius Center Launch. Total one way distance to Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum is 7.2 miles

Noon: Poolsbrook launch. Total one way distance to Chitteanango Landing Canal Boat Museum is 3.2 miles

Noon: Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum launch. This is an out and back launch location. Paddlers should put in at the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum and travel west for their preferred distance. The Chittenango Creek Aqueduct is .4 miles west of the boat museum. 

See the maps below for directions to the launch locations. 

*Please note that restrooms are only available at Cedar Bay and at the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum locations. Personal flotation device is required. Transportation is not provided back to your car, please coordinate with fellow paddlers!

*Kayak rentals are available through Oswego Expeditions. Must reserve by June 1st. Includes paddle, pfd, and boat delivery (drop off and pick up). Call (315) 561-0223 or email oswegoexpeditions@gmail.com


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Launch Location Details:

Cedar Bay,  DeWitt

Follow Cedar Bay Road to the parking lot for Cedar Bay Park. Turn right into the parking lot. Follow the the short trail at the east end of the parking lot to the boat launch.

 Cedar Bay Boat Launch

Cedar Bay Boat Launch

 

Manlius Center,  Manlius

A large parking lot dedicated to Old Erie Canal State Park users is located at the convergence of Green Lakes Road, Manlius Center Road (Rt. 290), N. Manlius Street, and Minoa Road. The Boat launch is a series of stairs at the end of the path leading to the canal trail from the parking lot. 

 manlius center boat launch

manlius center boat launch

 

Pool's Brook, Kirkville

From Route 5 turn north on to 290/Green Lakes Road. After about 1 mile take a right onto Kinderhook Road. After about 3/4 mile turn right onto Poolsbrook Road. After about 1/2 mile turn right onto Andrus Rd. Take the first left into the driveway for Pool's Brook Park. Follow signs for the canoe launch. 

 pool's brook boat launch

pool's brook boat launch

Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, Chittenango

The launch is at the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, on the canal feeder just before it reaches the canal. Volunteers will be on site to direct you to parking and the launch location. 

 Chittenango landing canal boat museum boat launch

Chittenango landing canal boat museum boat launch

 a second boat launch location is available  at community recognition park about .4 miles east of the museum at the corner of pottery road and legion drive

a second boat launch location is available  at community recognition park about .4 miles east of the museum at the corner of pottery road and legion drive

 

 

View Photos and Videos from Boat Float 2017 Here: