CCT Fort Edward - Credit Wally Elton

Champlain Canalway Trail

Fort Edward to Fort Ann
  • 12 miles
  • 4 to 6 hours
  • 1 to 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Dog-friendly

Trail Overview

This 12-mile Empire State Trail section follows the Champlain Canalway Trail, an off-road stonedust trail dedicated to walkers and bicyclists. Although the segment includes several sections on low-traffic local roads, the entire route is comfortable for hikers and casual bicyclists of all abilities. This section starts at the Fort Edward Village Recreation Park (at the intersection of McIntyre and Factory Streets), and follows Towpath Lane northeast for 1 mile, to the start of the off-road stonedust trail. The 12-mile route skips between the historic and modern Champlain Canals, passing by canal locks, woods, wetlands, farmlands, and scenic vistas. The section ends at the Fort Ann Village Park on Clay Hill Road. Designated parking areas are spaced along the route; however local services are available only in Fort Edward and Fort Ann.

Cycling Directions

Cue sheets provide step by step navigation instructions for cycling the trail in both directions.

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Outdoors

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Camping

Art & Culture

Historic

B&B & Country Inns & Farm Stays

Kingsbury Country Inn

Kingsbury Country Inn – where the charm and comfort of a newly renovated and elegantly appointed country home will enfold you. Enjoy a luxurious retreat from the daily hustle and bustle in beautiful Washington County, on a working dairy farm. For those knowledgeable about the dairy show cow world, the Inn is located at the former PamTom Farms, a world renowned show cow facility which was home to some of the most famous Holstein dairy cows in the country, including “Twinkie”. The farm is the current home of Kingsbury Kows, an up-and-coming dairy cow herd. Guests are welcome to visit the Kingsbury Kows while staying with us.

Hotels/Motels & Resorts

From the Heart Motel

Close to all attractions and very affordable. It has a refrigerator, microwaves and A/C in the rooms.