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 Village of Fort Edward. At the Canal Street Marketplace you will encounter another information kiosk that will highlight all the village has to offer, including restaurants, a brewery, a gym, police & fire services, post office, two museums, and a public shower and bathroom facility located at the Fort Edward Yacht Basin which is open throughout the canal season. Each Thursday in June through September, from 4:00pm – 7:00pm, the Marketplace is home to the village’s farmers’ market featuring local agricultural and artisan products. During the market you will also find live music, refreshments, and a public bathroom.
Once you have had your break, you can continue south along the Empire State Trail, with a wide shoulder along Route 4. This stretch of the trail runs along the east side of the Hudson River. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the hamlet of Fort Miller just a few miles below the Village of Fort Edward. This tiny, peaceful community on the banks of the Hudson is worth the pedal as you head into Saratoga County and points south.
If you are considering starting or concluding your ride in Fort Edward, there is plenty of parking available at Mullen Park, the train station, village parking lots, and at the Canal Street Marketplace.
Take a moment and watch this video about our wonderful community.
Mike Dickinson , Promote Fort Edward & Canal Street Marketplace Manager