CHAMPLAIN CANALWAY TRAIL:
STILLWATER, NEW YORK
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Last Updated: July 17, 2015
Length: Stillwater Trail; 1.2 miles
Difficulty: Easy. Flat paved rail trail.
From Waterford, head north along Routes 4 & 32 past Mechanicville and into Stillwater for 11 miles. Turn left on Campbell Rd and the parking lot will be on your left.
Note; Just north up Routes 4 & 32 in Stillwater is the STILLWATER BLOCKHOUSE . Overlooking the Hudson River, this replica Blockhouse, constructed of massive timbers was built in 1927. Picnic tables available.
The Champlain Canalway Trail is a planned continuous trail from Waterford (where the Erie Canal departs from the Hudson River) north to Whitehall. The modern day Champlain Canal follows the Hudson River north to Fort Edwards where the man-made canal branches away from the Hudson River towards Whitehall. In Fort Edwards the Feeder Canal Trail connects to the Old Champlain Canal Trail. The original 25-foot-wide Old Champlain Canal was enlarged many times and the current Champlain Canal parallels the original canal from Fort Edwards to Whitehall at the foot of Lake Champlain. The trail will mostly follow sections of the Old Champlain Canal Trail. For more information visit; CHAMPLAIN CANAL TRAIL .
Currently 4 sections of the trail are complete: Champlain Canalway Trail; Waterford-Halfmoon , Champlain Canalway Trail; Stillwater, Champlain Canalway Trail; Saratoga and Champlain Canalway Trail; Fort Edward-Hudson Falls . New sections are under construction in 2018. The Champlain Canalway Trail is part of the Empire State Trail , which will be a continuous 750-mile route spanning the state from New York City to Canada and Buffalo to Albany, creating the longest multi-use state trail in the nation.
The Stillwater Trail, which is part of the Champlain Canalway Trail, follows an old Trolley Line.
Starting from the Campbell Road parking lot; Picnic tables located here. The Stillwater Trail starts out as stone-dust trail, crosses a boardwalk and comes alongside Railroad Ave. Here the trail is paved as it travels south along Railroad Ave, crossing Burns Bridge Rd. The trail then enters the woods at 0.3 miles continuing south through a shaded residential corridor. Cross Halfway House Rd and the trail becomes a bit more isolated. The trail currently ends after only 1.2 miles at some active RR tracks.
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