Champlain Canalway Trail: Glens Falls Feeder Canal Trail

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The Glens Falls Feeder Canal Trail begins at the Feeder Dam in Glens Falls and follows the Hudson River through town to the Champlain Canal, then turns south toward Fort Edward. The 8-mile trail follows a portion of one of New York's few remaining sections of the original 1820s canal system. There is one short on-road segment (1 mile) through Glens Falls that goes around the paper mill.

The Glens Falls Feeder Canal Trail is part of the 71-mile Champlain Canalway Trail. As of 2011, only about 17 miles of the Champlain Canalway Trail are complete; another 14 miles are being planned or expected to be finished within the next few years. A multi-use trail, some sections will be open to snowmobiles.

In Glens Falls you can also jump on the Warren County Bikeway by turning north onto Platt Street from Warren St. (Route 32), which will take you to Lake George. The way is marked.

Parking and Trail Access

You can access the Glens Falls Feeder Canal Trail from numerous places. Parking is available at the Fort Edward-Glens Falls Amtrack Station on Wing Street; take Wing Street north to where it intersects with Factory Street. The trail is at the intersection. You can also park at Burgoyne Avenue and Feeder Tow Road, at Glens Falls Civic Center, off Glen Street along the river and at the western terminus at the Feeder dam (Haviland Avenue).

Reviews

Glens Falls Feeder Canal

   June, 2012 by rmr021

This trail includes the Feeder Canal in its entirety, and also about 2 miles along the original Champlain Canal. At this point, the Champlain Canal section isn't really worth doing. North of the Feeder Canal the trail dead ends. South, the Feeder Canal ...read more

back side of town

   December, 2010 by fun4wildone

This trail is easy to walk and there are places to eat or get drinks. The only negative about this trail is that it shows the other side of town- residents who do not care how they dispose of their trash behind their place of residence (even dumping into ...read more

Glen Falls Feeder Canal Trail

   December, 2008 by youker

The trail states just a bit west of Rt 9 along the Hudson River at Richardson Street right in Glens Falls. After you cross Rt 9 (Main Street) you need to work your way north and east around the paper mill where the route is not well marked. A bit past ...read more