Welcome to the
Feeder Canal Alliance:

The Feeder Canal Alliance is the steward of the Glens Falls Feeder Canal and 9 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

Glens Falls Feeder Canal History Walk

We have many exciting programs planned for the rest of 2024!


August 20 – Concert at the Coal Silos with the Cruisin’ Kitchen Food Truck, 6-8 PM
Attend a fun, FREE Concert at the Silos at 72 Maple St., Hudson Falls and enjoy delicious food for purchase from the Cruisin’ Kitchen Food Truck. Featuring music from A Touch of Woodwinds, performing selections from Mozart to Gershwin. Doors open at 6 PM, bring a lawn chair for outdoor seating, visit our cool Canal exhibits and learn about Volunteer and Board opportunities!


August 27 – Step back in Time at the Historic Coal Silos 11 AM – 12:30 PM

Experience what canal life was like almost 200 years ago at the historic Feeder Canal Coal Silos. Leave modern life behind and discover how the historic Silos contributed to the economic growth of Hudson Falls, Glens Falls and the Adirondacks from the 1820’s-1941. We’ll begin at the historic Silos with a view of three amazing handmade Dioramas and a PowerPoint presentation of vintage photos of the Feeder Canal from inside one of the Silos and visit the 5 Combines. Parking is across the street. Portable restroom facilities are available onsite. REGISTER by calling The Conkling Center at 518-793-1494.


August 28 – Armchair Travelogue of the Feeder Canal & Towpath Trail  – Rockwell Falls Public Library, 4 PM.

Join us for a journey through the 9-mile linear park through seasonal photos of different sections of this local gem. Feeder Canal Alliance Executive Director, Pattie Simone will also share a few highlights of the Canal & Trail so you can learn what’s where and how to access those portions of the Trail. Pattie’s talk will also include vintage photos and the Feeder Canal Alliance’s exciting plans for future improvements and new amenities. Don’t miss this fun Armchair Travel opportunity! No registration required but you are encouraged to RSVP at 518-696-3423.


October 2 – SUNY ADK Continuing Ed – Step Back in Time, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Registration Info: Call 518-743-2238 or email [email protected]


For the latest news about our 2024 special events and programs, visit our FB page.  Questions? 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

Anytime is a wonderful time to visit the Feeder Canal & Towpath Trail!

Whether you prefer a leisurely walk after breakfast, an early morning run before work or you use the trail to commute to work, the Towpath Trail is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors and scenic views throughout Glens Falls, Hudson Falls and Fort Edward.  In the winter, strap on your crampons or snowshoes (when conditions warrant those) 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 as winter turns to early Spring, when frost is on remnants of the lowered canal water and the grassy areas surrounding the Towpath Trail.


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.


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 1941, the Glens Falls Feeder Canal provided a means of transportation by canal boats for people and numerous goods. The canal and towpath today provide four season recreational opportunities to community residents, visitors and tourists, as well as 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 diverse educational programs and special events, and sharing its unique history and contributions to Glens Falls, Hudson Falls, Ft. Edward and the Adirondacks.

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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.