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Cayuga- Seneca Canal Trail Master Plan

Introduction

The Cayuga-Seneca Canal Trail is a proposed nineteen-mile multi-use trail that will follow the Cayuga-Seneca Canal from Seneca Lake to the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. The trail will link natural and historic sites of statewide and national importance and pass through picturesque Finger Lakes scenery. It will serve the recreation and transportation needs of residents and assist visitors in exploring the region’s tourist destinations.


Why Develop a Canal Trail?

Governor Pataki recently announced a $50 million Canal Revitalization Program that includes funding to complete 348 miles of the Canalway Trail along the historic Erie Canal. This trail will be one of the longest and most historically significant recreational trail corridors in the United States. Just as the development of the Seneca Falls Canal Harbor created a destination that attracted boaters to explore the Cayuga-Seneca Canal, so will the Canal Trail invite trail users to enjoy the history, culture and beauty of the Finger Lakes region.