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Visit the Park


  • From Route 90, turn by the Post Office onto Erie Street.
  • From Route 31, turn on High Street near the Seneca River Bridge.


Kiosk at the Site of the Richmond Aqueduct

Funding for the kiosks was made possible by the Cayuga County Creating Healthy Places program.



Trailhead #1     High Street Entrance north of the Firehouse onto the tow-path Byron Lapp Memorial Trail; .8-mile to the Richmond Aqueduct and other trails in the park. A map, brochures and sign-in are located in the kiosk.








Funding for the Historic Roadside
marker was made possible by the
William G. Pomeroy Foundation


Trailhead #2   Chapman Road Entrance (off High Street) near the Highway Barn. At the parking lot is a kiosk with maps, sign-in and brochures.  Here is the entrance to Trail #2, the Aqueduct Trail heading west to the Seneca River and the remains of the Richmond Aqueduct, about .4 mile. It also connects to Trail #3,  Lock 62 Trail on the south side of the remains of Clinton’s Ditch and Trail #7, the Lock Tenders Trail on the towpath side of Clinton’s Ditch. (enter behind the parking lot).


Part I – of an online tour in the park with Mike Riley as your guide starting at the Chapman Road Kiosk along the Aqueduct Trail #2,  and Lock 62 Trail #3, covering the remains of Lock 62 on the original Erie Canal Clinton’s Ditch.

Part II – Seneca River (Richmond) Aqueduct

Trail #4 – Paper Mill Trail (Berm side of the remains of Enlarged Erie Canal) – Enter the trail southwest of the Kiosk #2 on Chapman Road. On the south side of the trail there is a marker near the site of the remains of the Montezuma Fibre Company. Mike Riley describes the history of the mill in this video.

Part IV – Trail #6 — Cayuga -Seneca Canal Trail and Remains of Lock 11  — Enter on the east side of Chapman Road

Download a printable brochure PDF here.

The Richmond Aqueduct Trail is part of the Wegmans sponsored and Wayne County Trail Works Passport program. Using a Passport Book located at the kiosks or by downloading a smartphone  “Hit the Trail Wayne County” OnCell mobile app you can tour and document 30 trails and historic walking tours. Learn how to participate here

A new app has been launched through the Cayuga County Tourism office highlighting the 60 miles of Erie Canal communities along the Erie Canal here in the Finger Lakes Region.
Search for the app at: “Treasures Along the Erie Canal” or visit the website at: http://eriecanal.stqry.app
Thank you to the Cayuga and Wayne County Tourism offices and Sue Dove for making this possible.

Download a brochure to use on your trip here, or pick one up at one of the many locations between Macedon and Camillus.