Senator John DeFrancisco said, "Our Canalway Trail is a treasure for the communities along our canal. This 12-mile portion of the Trailway will provide wonderful recreational opportunities for Central New Yorkers and tourists. By connecting our communities along our canal corridor we help to promote local businesses and introduce others to the rich history of the towns and villages along our canal."
Assemblyman Will Barclay said, "The canal system is one of our state's greatest treasures. I am pleased with the hard work that the folks at the Canal Corporation have been doing to make the Canalway Trail a reality. The completion of this segment of the trail will be of tremendous value in terms of recreation, tourism and economic development for the community."
Onondaga County Executive Nicholas J. Pirro said, "Walking and bicycle trails are fun and important ways to incorporate family recreational opportunities and we are extremely pleased with this latest addition to our trail system and take special pride that history is preserved because of the trail's connection as part of the great Erie Canal."
Supervisor Mary Ann Coogan of Camillus said, "The Town of Camillus is grateful for the partnership we share with the New York State Canal Corporation. This project is a step forward in continuing to promote the partnership between canal communities while increasing opportunities for future outdoor recreation and economic development."
Supervisor Mary Crego of Van Buren said, "The Town of Van Buren is pleased to partner with the Canal Corporation and the Erie Canalway Trail with the construction of the trail along the Old Erie Canal. It creates an opportunity for more people to appreciate this important part of New York State history as they walk and bicycle along the Trail."
Supervisor Ken Bush of Elbridge said, "The Town of Elbridge is very pleased with and excited about the Canalway Trail that has been constructed through the town. As part of the Onondaga County Parks system it is named the Jordan Level. The new trail will provide year round recreation."