Feeder Canal Towpath Trail

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

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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.

States: New York
Counties: Warren and Washington
Latitude: 43.29187   Longitude: -73.66456

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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

Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: 96
Elevation High Point: 96
Year Designated: 2009

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



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


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