Feeder Canal Trail, Glens Falls

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The Glens Falls Feeder Canal is a canal from Glens Falls, New York, United States through Hudson Falls and into Fort Edward. It is 7mi long and delivers water from above Glen's Falls on the Hudson River to the highest point of the Champlain Canal. The Feeder Canal Heritage Trail runs along a large part of the canal.HistoryThe first Feeder Canal was constructed around 1822 at the foot of Fort Edward Hill, to direct water from the Hudson River 1/2mi east to the Champlain Canal. When a flood destroyed part of the dam across the Hudson River at Fort Edward, the feeder canal failed to provide enough water.In 1824 a new dam was built across the Hudson River upstream of Glens Falls and digging of the Glens Falls Feeder Canal began. It ran 7mi eastward to join the Champlain Canal, guaranteeing adequate water at its highest elevation.In 1832, the Feeder Canal was widened and deepened to accommodate boat traffic as well. Thirteen masonry locks were constructed to overcome the 130ft vertical drop east of Sandy Hill (now called Hudson Falls). This engineering feat includes the "Five Combines" Locks in Hudson Falls (at the intersection of Pine Street and Burgoye Avenue. The Combine Locks lower water 55 vertical feet (55ft)(state)Hudson Falls]]
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  • From the feeder dam in the west to the five combines in the east, this trail offers varied and peaceful walking, biking, and canoeing. In most places, you would never know you were walking through the...  more »
  • First I want to note that the photo Trip Adviser uses in its cover for the Feeder Canal is of the Fort Edward Amtrak Station which is not located on the Feeder Canal Trail - its a good 2-3 miles away....  more »
  • Flat, well-maintained mostly gravel trail (paved in short sections) that runs parallel to downtown Glens Falls. Busy, but not crowded. Beautiful scenery.  more »
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