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A beaver dam on Limestone Creek near the Erie Canal
Limestone Creek at the Old Erie Canal
Erie Canal aqueduct over Limestone Creek

Limestone Creek is a 25-mile (40 km) long stream in Onondaga County, New York.

Originating at DeRuyter Reservoir near Delphi Falls, New York the creek flows generally north to its confluence with Chittenango Creek. The upper reaches of the creek drain the valley of Pompeys Hollow, west of Cazenovia Lake. The creek then flows past Manlius and Fayetteville, passing under the Erie Canal near Green Lakes State Park, receiving Butternut Creek from the west below Minoa. Downstream of there, it empties into Chittenango Creek which continues a few miles north to Oneida Lake.

The Limestone Creek Aqueduct, completed in 1856, carries the Enlarged Erie Canal across Limestone Creek. It is a three-span stone structure 79 feet (24 m) long, supporting a concrete aqueduct and the old towpath (now the Erie Canalway Trail).

The Edwards Falls, about 50 feet (15 m) high, are located on Limestone Creek near Manlius.

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