We have many exciting programs planned for 2024!
3/8 – Feeder Canal Life in the 1800’s and Today! – 1 -2:30 PM
Glens Falls Senior Center, please call 518-793-2189 to Register for this program.
The Feeder Canal was key to economic prosperity in Glens Falls and surrounding Adirondack communities in the 1800’s. Executive Director Pattie Simone will share vintage photos and canal life stories, as well as the latest amenity improvement plans!
3/30 – Step Back in Time: Canal Life Fun, Facts & Folklore, 7-8:30 PM
Folklife Center Crandall Library
Learn more about the 200-year-old Feeder Canal & Towpath Trail, it’s important role in shaping Glens Falls and other Adirondack communities. Discover what life was like through vintage photos, stories of the folks who lived and worked along the Canal, and planned trail and canal improvements.
For more information about 2024 special events and programs, email [email protected] or call 518-792-5363
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.
Strap on your crampons or snowshoes (conditions permitting) and enjoy an invigorating walk along the Historic Towpath Trail, which includes views overlooking the beautiful Hudson River in some sections. The Towpath Trail is especially beautiful in the wintertime, when frost is on remnants of the lowered canal water and new fallen snow blankets the trail and canal.
The main access bridge is located at Overlook Park in Glens Falls on Richardson Street, which is about 1.5 miles off Exit 18 on the Northway. New pedestrian bridges over the Feeder Canal are located 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. We urge winter riders to use extreme caution as the Towpath Trail may be difficult to ride on as the result of evolving levels of snow, slush and ice.
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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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.