The Town of Stillwater

Champlain Canal Trail

The Champlain Canal Trail through the Town of Stillwater spans approximately 5 miles connecting the City of Mechanicville and the Villages of Schuylerville & Victory, within the Town of Saratoga. The trail primarily follows the historic Old Champlain Canal towpath.

The trail loops through the heart of the village of Stillwater’s downtown business district along sidewalks connecting neighborhoods with local amenities and the Hudson River. About 0.75 mile south of the village the trail crosses Halfway House Road at the trailhead parking lot. To the north the trail links Bemis Heights north to the Phillips Road entrance for Saratoga National Historical Park where trail users can access an internal trail system along the Old Champlain Canal.

Empire State Trail

State Bike Route 9 along Route 4 will serves as the route for the Empire State Trail. The road will be marked and signed for bicycling.

Hudson River/Champlain Canal Access Points

  • Stillwater Riverfront Park (canoe/kayak launch)
  • Lock C4 Stillwater; Admiral’s Marina.

Sites To Visit

Local Business (listings greater than a mile from the trail in bold)



  • Check Air B&B & VRBO for listings
  • The Nest On Saratoga Lake 6.5 miles Saratoga Lake Brown’s Beach (Saratoga Springs)
  • Hotels in Saratoga, Cohoes, Troy and Albany +5 miles from on/off trail urban


Connector Trails:

To Saratoga Lake … 6 miles on road (Saratoga Springs)