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The Town of Halfmoon is a rural residential community. ..

Champlain Canalway Trail

The Town’s trail system includes three stone dust sections along the Champlain Canal & Hudson River. The first two segments are completed and form a continuous 4-mile trail. From the south, it extends north near School House Lane to Upper Newtown Road. The trail has wayfinding and interpretive signs, some with interactive QR code signage. The third trail segment is about 2-miles in length and is in the design stage. A fourth segment under development is a connector trail from the Brookwood Road trailhead to Lighthouse Park.

Empire State Trail

The Empire State Trail follows the Champlain Canalway Trail through the Town of Halfmoon

Hudson River/Champlain Canal Access Points

  • Lock C1 Canal Park
  • Lighthouse Park – kayak dock, lockers and storage, open-air pavilion, public restrooms, accessible pathways and benches.
  • Crescent Park Cartop Boat Launch

Sites To Visit

Local Business

(Listings greater than a mile from the trail in bold. Route 9 destinations between 3 -5 miles from the Newtown Road intersection with the Champlain Canal Trail or Lighthouse Park, on & off trail suburban/urban roads)



  • Check Air B&B & VRBO for listings
  • Oakcliff Bed & Breakfast
  • Hotels in Saratoga Springs, Ballston Spa, Clifton Park, Cohoes, Troy and Albany +5 miles from Town of Halfmoon on/off trail urban


Connector Trails:

Ballston Spa 10 miles via Zim Smith Trail from Zim Smith Trailhead in Mechanicville …