Fort Edward Welcomes Cycling Enthusiasts!

As you enter Fort Edward from the north along the towpath of the Old Champlain Canal you will approach Mullen Park. Here you will find an information and map kiosk. There is also a bicycle repair station available complete with a work stand, tools, and pump. Continuing  south  along the Empire State Trail, you will pass Mullen Park and the East Street Amtrak Station. Evergreen Bicycle Works is located at the station providing a complete range of bicycle services and an available, during business hours, restroom. A bit further down the trail you will come to the center of the […]

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On the Trail: Visiting the Sword Surrender Site in Saratoga

Yesterday, my husband and I took our Denver daughter and 9 year old grandson to visit the Saratoga Surrender Site.  This has been a long term project for us. Bob is on the Board of the Friends of the Saratoga Battlefield which raised funds to construct the site.  Dylan visited the site when it was under construction and he and his grandpa re-enacted General Burgoyne’s surrender of his sword to General Gates.  There is room for kids to run and to see the views. The Site is directly adjacent to the Canalway/Empire State Trail.  Across State Route 4 is a section […]

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Biking The Zim Smith Trail

You may be wondering why a website focusing on the Champlain Canalway Trail would feature a story about the Zim Smith trail in Saratoga County?  This is probably due to the ever-increasing connectivity of bike trails in our part of the state; and there is much more to come. I had never been on the Zim Smith trail, either on a bike or on a snowmobile.  When connection was made from Coon’s Crossing (for several years the terminus of the trail) into the City of Mechancville I had a strong desire to bike it.  This happened in early October and […]

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Champlain Canalway Trail

The corridor is comprised of 19 individual municipalities in Saratoga and Washington counties along three rivers – the Mohawk, Hudson and Batten Kill. This stunning water trail network also involves four canal systems – Erie Canal, Champlain Barge Canal, Old Champlain Canal and Glens Falls Feeder Canal. The Champlain Canalway Trail is the second longest of four canals in New York State’s Canalway Trail system. When completed, the Champlain Canalway Trail will extend 77 miles including the Glens Falls Feeder Canal Trail. Together, this land and water trail forms a major spine for recreation through the region and the promise […]

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