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.
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 >
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 >
Located off Terminal Street between Lock 2 and Lock 3, the site offers a canoe and kayak launch and boater facilities.
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.
The remains of a towpath era lock can be seen along side the present day Lock 5. Mechanical house is open to the public.
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 >
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.
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 >
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 >