Fort Ann

Fort Ann is described as “A Beautiful Place at the Crossroads of a Beautiful Region”. The Town is part of a historic corridor between the Hudson River and Lake Champlain where European armies constructed fortifications for the French and Indian Wars, and American rebels fought British forces in the Battle of Fort Ann at Battle Hill. This action delayed their advance to Saratoga long enough for Colonial forces to mount a successful defense at Saratoga which in turn led to a turning point in the Revolutionary War.

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Champlain Canalway Trail

The southern part of the CCT trail through Fort Ann begins at Baldwin Corners Road on the Fort Ann Towpath Trail and it continues along this dedicated pathway to its terminus and trailhead on Ann Street at the Fort Ann Waterfront Park. The next trail segment continues over the Clay Hill Bridge and along the shoulder of Clay Hill Road to the intersection with Dewey’s Bridge Road. It continues north on South Quarry Lane, then onto North Quarry Lane until reaching Rt 22 when it turns west along the Rt 22 shoulder, crosses the canal again and turns north onto Old Route 4 to Lock C-11 Canal Park.

Empire State Trail

The EST follows the same route as the CCT until reaching the intersection of Routes 22 and 4 on the west side of the Champlain Canal. From this point north, the EST is planned as an on-road shoulder route along Route 4 into the Village of Whitehall.

Champlain Canal Access Points

Refer to New York State Water Trail Guidebook for trip planning details.

Sites To Visit EVENTS

Local Business – listings greater than a mile from the Fort Ann Trail Head in bold *NYS Route 149 high traffic




Connector Trails