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

Community Fun & Virtual Paddle Event News!

Learn more about the Feeder Canal Alliance and our upcoming educational programs at a FREE Community Fun event from 11 AM – 2 PM on June 10th in Haviland Cove Park in Glens Falls – featuring the Amorak Youth Drumming Group and Rock Painting for Kids.


We’re also kicking off a Virtual Canoe & Kayak Race that you can participate in from June 10- July 10, 2023 (due to impending construction on the Rt 254 bridge). This is also FREE to participate in, but any size donation is welcomed.


Learn more about these and other events by clicking here

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

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

The water level is up, so it’s a great time to canoe or kayak in the Feeder Canal! Most of the Towpath Trail is open, but there is a small section that will be temporarily closed from the crosswalk on Rt 32 near Lehigh Cement to Warren Street, Hudson Falls through September 2023. The detour will take you on Boulevard Avenue.

A pedestrian bridge will be built over the Feeder Canal at Murray St. and a new bridge will be built to connect the trail to Water St. Detours will be posted on the 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.

Trail uses per year


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.