Champlain Canal

Champlain Canal

Waterford to Whitehall

The Champlain Canal begins at its junction with the Erie Canal in Waterford and runs north to Whitehall, where it connects with Lake Champlain, offering a path for waterborne commerce from the Adirondacks, Vermont, and eastern Canada. History enthusiasts treasure the region for its critical role in European exploration, conquest, and imperial conflict—including the French & Indian Wars, American Revolution, and War of 1812.

Crown Point
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 Lakes to Locks Passage Scenic Byway

(518) 597-9661

The Scenic Byway travels the length of the Champlain Canal along US Route 4, connecting Troy to Rouses Point at the northern end of Lake Champlain, and highlighting how the historic waterway shaped New York's history.  Visit Site >

Fort Edward
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 Rodgers Island Visitor Center

(518) 747-3693

Exhibits tell the story of the Fort Edward area, from the earliest Native Americans through the Revolutionary War.  Visit Site >

Gansevoort
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 Moreau Lake State Park

Phone: (518) 793-0511; Reservations: (800) 456-2267

Campground with sandy beach, nature, hiking and cross-country ski trails; opportunities for boating, fishing and ice fishing, and proximity to the Saratoga Spring and Lake George areas.  Visit Site >

Glens Falls
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 Glens Falls Feeder Canal

(518) 792-5363

Constructed in 1824 and widened 1832, the Feeder Canal still remains in service to supply water from the Hudson River to the Champlain Canal. Its 14 surviving lock chambers retain the smaller dimensions of Clinton's Ditch. A nine-mile bike path and walking trail provide access to the feeder canal from the Town of Queensbury through Glens Falls to Fort Edward.  Visit Site >

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 Glens Falls Feeder Trail

(518) 792-5363

9-mile stone dust trail along historic feeder canal from Ft. Edward to Glens Falls. The trail then connects with the Glens Falls Bikeway to Lake George.  Visit Site >

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 Hyde Collection Art Museum

(518) 792-1761

Historic house and museum complex houses artwork, textiles, ceramics and other objects spanning from the fourth century BC through the twentieth century. Included are works of significant artists like Botticelli, Rembrandt, and other Old Masters.  Visit Site >

Halfmoon
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 Halfmoon Lighthouse Park

(518) 371-7410

Launch for canoes and kayaks. Picnic pavilion, restrooms.  Visit Site >

Mechanicville
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 Historic Mechanicville Terminal

Located off Terminal Street between Lock 2 and Lock 3, the site offers a canoe and kayak launch and boater facilities.

Schaghticoke
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 Lock 4 State Canal Park

(518) 664-5261

Includes a picnic area, observation platform at the lock, a canoe launch, and 1.5 mile nature trail. Shale bluffs overlook the Hoosic River as it passes over a series of rapids before entering the Hudson.

Schuylerville
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 Champlain Canal Lock 5

The remains of a towpath era lock can be seen along side the present day Lock 5. Mechanical house is open to the public.

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 Gen. Philip Schuyler House

(518) 670-2985

Visit the country home of Revolutionary War General Philip Schuyler—military man, entrepreneur, politician, and godfather of the canal system of New York State. Schuyler built this house amid the ruins of another home destroyed by the retreating British army under General John Burgoyne in the autumn of 1777. Operated as part of Saratoga National Historical Park.  Visit Site >
Passport Site

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 Hudson Crossing Park

Hudson Crossing Park is centered on and around Champlain Canal Lock 5 Island just north of Schuylerville. It features over two miles of waterfront trails, picnic sites, children’s play garden, boat access, and links to the Old Champlain Canal towpath.  Visit Site >

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 Mohawk Maiden Cruises LLC

(518) 636-6146

Daily narrated cruises on the Champlain Canal.  Visit Site >

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 Old Champlain Canal and Towpath

For over a mile the Old Champlain Canal and its towpath run from Gen. Philip Schuyler House in the Village of Schuylerville to present day Lock 5.

Stillwater
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 Saratoga National Historical Park

(518) 670-2985

On pastoral bluffs above the Hudson River, pivotal Revolutionary War battles fought here ended in an American victory. Drive or bicycle the battlefield’s scenic 10-mile tour road, hike historic paths, see the film and museum, shop the bookstore and enjoy year-around special events. The park also includes the country estate of General Philip Schuyler, one of the earliest proponents of canal building in New York.  Visit Site >
Passport Site

Waterford
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 Lock 2 State Canal Park

(518) 233-9123

Facilities for boaters, visitor's center, picnic areas, and interpretive exhibits. Provides a good starting point for cycling day trips along Bike "9" or a shorter trip along a 1.5 mile section of the old Champlain Canal towpath in Waterford.  Visit Site >

Whitehall
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 Whitehall Heritage Area Visitor Center

(518) 499-1155

Situated in a 1917 canal terminal building; over 4,000 artifacts and photos on display highlighting two main themes of Whitehall's history: transporation and defense. Visit the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce for information about this and other attractions in Whitehall.  Visit Site >