Things to See & Do
Limestone Creek Aqueduct
Located right on the Old Erie Canal Towpath Trail, view the aqueduct which carries the Canal water over Limestone Creek. http://www.eriecanal.org/LimestoneCreek.html
Historic Lime Kiln Remnants
As you bike south along the Fayetteville Feeder Trail, look to your left to see remnants of the old Fayetteville Lime Kilns. These were a key component of Canal activity. The limestone in this area has a peculiar chemical composition that carries through to the lime that is produced therefrom. When that lime is used to make cement, the cement is able to harden underwater, thus, the term "hydraulic cement", and that's particularly useful for constructing locks and aqueducts. Before the discovery of the local limestone characteristics, lime had to be imported at considerable expense.
The kilns date to 1820. The Feeder was dug by NYS in 1826 to provide water for the enlarged Canal and making it easier to obtain the lime. Once the Feeder was in place the Village of Fayetteville grew immensely from support industries such as a blacksmith shop, a saw mill, various storehouses, a barrel-making shop, cement and plaster mills, etc.
Matilda Joslyn Gage Home
A fierce suffragette, abolitionist, and advocate for fair treatment for Native Americans, Matilda Joslyn Gage is remembered and celebrated at this museum and reserach library which used to be her Fayetteville home. http://www.matildajoslyngage.org/
Parks & Trails
Canal Landing Park
This park, located near the Fayetteville Feeder Trail, features a playground, outdoor exercise equipment, restrooms, picnic tables, and benches.
Green Lakes State Park
Access this breathtaking landscape by crossing the bridge marked "Green Lakes State Park" and following the trail across Route 290 and into the park. Green Lakes State Park's outstanding features are its two glacial lakes surrounded by upland forest. Both Round and Green Lakes are meromictic lakes, which means that there is no fall and spring mixing of surface and bottom waters. Such lakes have a high potential for evidence of ancient plant and animal life. Restrooms, picnic areas, campsites, nature trails, concessions, boat rentals, disc golf, swimming access, and an 18 hole golf course are available here. https://parks.ny.gov/parks/172
Food & Drink
Freedom of Espresso
Coffee, tea, and pastries with cozy indoor seating and an outdoor patio. https://www.facebook.com/FreedomOfEspresso/
Casual new American cuisine with locally sourced ingredients and fancy cocktails. https://www.groverstable.com/
Sushi and other Japanese dishes. https://www.facebook.com/sushikyoko/
Breakfast, lunch and dinner options featuring fresh homemade pasta and sandwiches. http://pastificiocny.com/sandwiches-wraps/4549483
J P Mulligans
Local sports bar with pub food available. https://www.facebook.com/JP-Mulligans-Restaurant-100867449958518/