SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Camillus Erie Canal Park is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year!
The park plans to honor the canal’s legacy and the impact it’s had on the local community this weekend with the annual celebration of TowPath Day.
Lisa Wiles, the Park Director in Camillus, says she hopes this year will be a triumphant return for the event after a three-year hiatus.
“The last year we had it, we got about 2,000 or 2,500 people,” Wiles said. “We hope we get at least that – if not more – and it looks like beautiful weather so we’re excited!”
While TowPath Day is a celebration of the canal’s history, the event will also feature many fun activities for attendees to enjoy.
This year’s TowPath Day features local musicians, historical demonstrations, and a boat tour along the Erie Canal highlighting the only working aqueduct left out of the 32 that were originally constructed.
Gorgeous day at the Camillus Erie Canal Park, where volunteers are setting up for the first TowPath Day in almost 3 years.
This year’s event also marks the park’s 50th anniversary.
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Wiles says she hopes this weekend’s event will inspire people to learn more about their local history.
“I’m hoping TowPath Day really brings awareness and people will want to come back and visit our museum and, you know, all the great things that we do here year-round,” Wiles said.
The park will celebrate TowPath Day on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.