Feeder Canal Towpath Trail

A nine-mile Trail between Glens Falls and Fort Edward along the historic Feeder Canal near the Hudson River and Old Champlain Canal.

photo: Feeder Canal Towpath Trail - 10-10-2018. Photo by Jim Walla.


This trail was traveled by a
NRT Ambasssaror on 09/23/2018.

Type: Greenway
Length: 9.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Dogs - On leash
Fishing
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Roller/Inline Skating
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Running along the Glens Falls Feeder Canal from the Town of Queensbury (and Glens Falls) to the Town of Kingsbury (and Hudson Falls), New York. Follows Canal from east side of Glens Falls to Ft. Edward.

State(s): New York
Counties: Warren and Washington
Latitude: 43.29187
Longitude
: -73.66456

Take Exit 18 from I87 toward Civic Center/W Mountain
Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto Main St
-- Pass by Dollar General (on the left in 0.5 mi)
Turn right onto Richardson St
Richardson St turns left and becomes Haviland Avenue
-- Destination will be on the right
82 Haviland Avenue, Queensbury, NY

Description

A nine-mile Trail between Glens Falls and Fort Edward along the historic Feeder Canal near the Hudson River and Old Champlain Canal. The Trail follows the towpath along the Feeder Canal, which is one of the last surviving sections of the original 1820s Canal System. The Feeder Canal was built in the late 1820s to help maintain the water level in the Champlain Canal, since the section between Fort Ann and Fort Edward was higher than the rest of the Canal. A link between the Feeder Canal Trail and the Warren County/Bikeway leading to Lake George is signed along connecting roadways in Glens Falls.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Crushed Rock
Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock

Elevation Low Point: 96
Elevation High Point: 96
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
2009

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Feeder Canal Alliance
Website: Bike map of trail
Website: Trail map

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Howard Raymond
The Feeder Canal Alliance
PO Box 2414
Glens Falls , NY 12801
(518) 792-5363
towpath@twcny.rr.com
http://www.feedercanal.com

 

Photos

"The Flight" (today called "The Combine") is a series of five locks on the old Glens Falls Feeder Canal. Photo by Planmeister.

Feeder Canal Towpath Trail - 10-10-2018. Photo by Jim Walla.

Feeder Canal Towpath Trail - 10-10-2018. Photo by Jim Walla.

 

Feeder Canal Towpath Trail - 10-10-2018. Photo by Jim Walla.

Feeder Canal Towpath Trail - 10-10-2018. Photo by Jim Walla.

Reviews

Trail Break Because of Paper Mill

Shame about the paper mill. It would be nice if there was signage suggesting where and how far ahead the trail picks up again. There is a map at the start of the trail and a couple on the Website.

September 24, 2018

 

 



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