The Montezuma Heritage Park consists of over 160 acres of parkland acquired by the Town of Montezuma in the 1960’s to be preserved and protected. It holds many significant natural and historic resource sites along the Seneca River/Erie Canal that tell the story of New York State’s Canal System from 1820 to today. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the 70-acre Seneca River Crossing Canals Historic District on the Seneca River in the towns of Montezuma and Tyre, it illustrates nearly 200 years of canal engineering.
There are now eleven connecting nature trails located along interpreted historic sites of the Erie and Cayuga-Seneca Canals in various stages of development. The remains of the magnificent Richmond Aqueduct, second largest aqueduct on the Enlarged Erie Canal, can be visited along the original towpath trail. Enjoy walking, biking, cross-country skiing, bird watching, and fishing.