OLD CHAMPLAIN CANAL 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 Old Champlain Canal Trail follows the tow path of the early 19th century Champlain Canal which runs north-south through town parallel and near Route 4 and 32. The original 25-foot-wide Champlain Canal flowed from Waterford to Lake George and on into Lake Champlain. The Stillwater Trail, which is part of the Old Champlain Canal Trail, follows an old Trolley Line. For more information visit; OLD CHAMPLAIN CANAL TRAIL . You can ride other sections of the Old Champlain Canal in the towns of Waterford, Halfmoon, Saratoga & Fort Edward/Kingsbury. See; Old Champlain Canal Trail; Waterford-Halfmoon , Old Champlain Canal Trail; Saratoga and Old Champlain Canal Trail; Fort Edward-Hudson Falls .
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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