Historic Champlain Canalway Trail

An approximately 6-mile segment of the projected 58-mile long Canalway Trail corridor, this trail in Halfmoon appeals to bird watchers, history buffs, and health-conscious recreationists.

Length: 6.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement), Bicycling (off pavement), Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running, Roller/Inline Skating, Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: Town of Halfmoon, Follows canal from south of Mechanicsville to Brookwood Road.
States: New York
Counties: Saratoga
Latitude: 42.93061   Longitude: -73.66889

Follows canal from S of Mechanicsville to Brookwood Rd.


The Historic Champlain Canalway Trail in the Town of Halfmoon is approximately a six-mile segment of a 58-mile long Canalway Trail corridor. The Town of Halfmoon participates in an on-going planning effort coordinated by the NPS Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program with the goal, "To complete and promote an attractive and continuous route for the Champlain Canalway Trail from Waterford to Whitehall, including historic towpaths, community attractions, and parallel on-street bicycle routes."

The Town of Halfmoon owns the Champlain Canalway Trail corridor within the Town. Approximately two miles of the trail is an improved, stone dust trail that is eight feet wide. Trailhead parking is available at the northern end of the improved trail segment. To the north and south of the improved segment are two-mile long segments of unimproved trail. These segments are essentially footpaths at this time. The Town has plans and grant applications pending to construct, multi-use stone dust trail segments for the entire six miles of trail within Halfmoon. The six miles of trail are located in a rural setting, with the trail bordered by farm fields, wetlands and wood lots.

Additional Details

Width: 96 inches.
Primary Surface: Crushed Rock
Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock

Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: 243
Elevation High Point: 276
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:
Kevin Tollisen
Town of Halfmoon
2 Halfmoon Town Plaza
Halfmoon , NY 12065
(518) 371-7410 ext. 2200

Information Contact:
Kim Martin
2 Halfmoon Town Plaza
Halfmoon , NY 12065
(518) 371-7410 ext. 2206



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