Welcome to the
Feeder Canal Alliance:

The Feeder Canal Alliance is the steward of the Glens Falls Feeder Canal and 7 mile long Towpath Trail in New York’s Warren and Washington Counties. The Glens Falls Feeder is the last remaining original canal in NY still operating as originally constructed to continuously carry water to the highest point of the Champlain Canal.

What’s Happening

Feeder Canal Event News!

We have 10 exciting programs planned from September through November, including:

9/19 – FREE Fall Foliage Photography Walk at the Feeder Dam, 1-2:30 PM

9/21- Open House at the Coal Silos in Hudson Falls,  4 – 6 PM Learn about Canal Life, see our cool dioramas, enjoy tasty Cruisin’ Kitchen Food Truck fare

9/23 – Trees, Shrubs & Invasives program at the Coal Silos with Arborist Jeff Speich, 10- 11:30 AM

9/27 – Experience 1800’s Canal Life at the Hudson Falls Library 5-6 PM

10/4 – SUNY ADK Continuing Ed Step Back in Time program, 1:30-3:30 PM. Sign up / more info at: [email protected]

10/10 – C.O.B.R.A. Self Defense Workshop at Murray Park, Hudson Falls, 10:30 AM – Noon

10/12 – FREE Non-Profit Showcase Co-hosted by the Lake George Chamber of Commerce, Aviation Mall 1-4 PM. Learn about the amazing services offered by area non-profits. Non-profits can register by calling 518-668-5755

10/21 – MAPLE Everything! Meet a Forest Ranger, learn why the Maple tree is so special. FREE at the Coal Silos, 72 Maple Street, Hudson Falls 10-11:30 AM

10/27 – Feeder Canal Alliance 35th Anniversary Celebration! Sandy Hill Arts Center, Hudson Falls 5;30- 8 PM. For Sponsor, Program Ad or Silent Auction donations contact Pattie Simone Executive Director at 518-792-5356 or email [email protected]

10/31 Trick ‘o Treating at the Coal Silos, 72 Maple Street from 4:45 – 5:45 PM (free treats or kids 10 & under while supplies last).

For more information about these or other special events and programs, email [email protected] or call 518-792-5363

Glens Falls Brewfest and Taps & Apps

Glens Falls Brewfest and Taps & Apps are about much more than beer. It is about making the community a better place. All proceeds benefit Adirondack Theatre Festival and Feeder Canal Alliance. These events have contributed over $200,000 to the community.

Learn More & Purchase Tickets here

Fall is the perfect time to visit the Glens Falls Feeder Canal & Towpath Trail!

Talk a leisurely walk, run or cycle the Historic Towpath Trail, with some sections overlooking the beautiful Hudson River.  The Towpath Trail is especially beautiful in the Fall, when the leaves turn brilliant hues of yellow, orange and red.

The new pedestrian bridges are open over the Feeder Canal at Murray St. and at Water Street, to make it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to safely travel those sections of the Towpath Trail.

E-BIKE POLICY: According to New York State Canal Corporation, Class 1 and 2 E-Bikes are allowed on the Feeder Canal Towpath Trail.


Canoe Raffle Drawing


Open House at the Silos


Taste of the North Country Pumpkin Painting


Society for Industrial Archaeology Tour

Our Story

From the early 1800’s until 1928, the Glens Falls Feeder Canal provided a means of transportation by canal boats for people and goods. The canal and towpath today provide recreational opportunities to members of our community as well as providing a glimpse into the past. The Feeder Canal Alliance, a 501c3 founded in 1987, preserves, promotes and protects the Glens Falls Feeder Canal And Towpath Trail through responsible recreation, environmental education and interpreting & preserving the history of these resources.

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Length of the trail (mi.)


Years of Service


Seasonal Wildflowers

Walking & Biking

The Glens Falls Feeder Canal Towpath is a nine mile trail suitable for walking, running or biking from the Feeder Dam in Queensbury to Mullen Park in Fort Edward.

Canoeing & Kayaking

The Feeder Canal is suitable for canoeing or kayaking for five miles from the beginning of the Canal at Feeder Dam in Queensbury to the takeout at Martindale Boat Basin on Martindale Avenue in Hudson Falls.


The Southern Adirondack Audubon Society would like to encourage you to get out there and start looking for and observing birds. They specifically list the Towpath Road in Kingsbury as a great site to look for birds.

Get In Touch!

We love to hear from our visitors, both local and not! Questions, comments or concerns? Fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you!

    Contact us

    21 Thomson Ave, Suite 5
    P.O. Box 2414
    Glens Falls, NY 12801-6414


    Feeder Canal Alliance is dedicated to the preservation of the nature and history of our Canal. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact us with the information above or using our contact form.