Trail Description: The Town of Greenwich boundary begins at the Hudson Crossing Gate on Rt 42 to the Dix Bridge. This is a key segment since it passes through Hudson Crossing Park, a unique recreational and educational destination centered on Lock C5 Island on the Champlain Canal and Hudson River. Once the site of neglected land, Hudson Crossing Park is a testament to community involvement and municipal collaboration. The trails in the park host dog walkers, hikers, runners, bikers and bird watchers. The trail crosses the Dix Bridge, a restored structure on the State and National Register of Historic Places. The bridge provides passage over the Hudson River joining pedestrian, bicycle and snowmobile trails in Washington and Saratoga counties. The CCT follows Route 113 north to Route 4, crossing to follow River Road to the Town of Fort Edward. These sections will mostly follow low-use, scenic, riverside roads.
Empire State Trail: The EST will follow the path of the CCT up the River Road until it meets up with Route 4 again just north of Old Champlain Canal Lock 13 Pocket Park.
Hudson River/Champlain Canal Access Points: Lock C-5 Park has public docking and Hudson Crossing Park has a kayak launch.
Public Facilities:Denton Wildlife Sanctuary; Stark’s Knob; Hudson Crossing Park (picnic pavilion, playground, restrooms, and trail system); Town of Greenwich Hudson Riverside Park.
Public Events: Washington County Fair;Tour of the Battenkill; Whipple City Festival; Annual Halloween Parade; Annual Holiday Tractor Parade; Greenwich Holiday House Tour; Riversweep; Canal Trail Bike Tour; Annual Cardboard Race; Annual Triathlon; International Steamboat Flotilla.
Hudson Crossing Park Trails: Riverwalk Sensory Trail; Island Loop Trail; Eagle Point Trail.
Denton Wildlife Sanctuary: Three miles of trails off Route 4.
Snowmobile Trail: Dix Bridge is the east-west bi-county connector.
Clark’s Mill Bridge: New bridge with sidewalk under construction on Rt 113 over Batten Kill River.
Dionondahowa Falls: Short hike to the waterfall on the Battenkill River.
Local Planning Support:
Old Saratoga on the Hudson Waterfront Revitalization Plan (2007)
Hudson Crossing Master Plan (2014)
Implementation Strategy: Planning and funding is needed to establish the official route for the Champlain Canalway Trail from the Dix Bridge to the River Road. EST funding is in place from River Road north to Fort Edward.