Brought to you by Hudson Crossing Park, in partnership with the Champlain Canalway Trail
5th Annual Champlain Canalway Trail
Sunday August 14, 2016
Start time: 9:00 am - Return Time: 4:00 pm
A one-day exploration of historic sites along the Hudson River / Champlain Canal
corridor will take place in honor of the National Park Service Centennial.
This years tour will begin at Hudson Crossing Park near Lock 5 just north of
Schuylerville. It will then proceed through villages and countrysides to Saratoga
National Historical Park, with stops at selected significant historical landmarks
related to the Revolutionary War campaign of 1777. Expert historians at each stop
will introduce cyclists to local historical events that led to the Battles of Saratoga
and changed the course of the war!
Beginning with the "Bridge of Boats" near the starting point, stops may include
Fort Hardy Park, the General Philip Schuyler House, and the sword surrender
site, before arriving at the National Park for an interpretive talk and lunch.
From there, participants have two options:
Option 1: Bike back to the starting point (a total of about 32 miles
round-trip) with possible additional stops
Option 2: Proceed through the park to Lock 4 near Stillwater and enjoy
a relaxing scenic 2.5-hour ride on the canal with Mohawk Maiden
Cruises back to Lock 5.
Register now by TAPPING HERE.
The tour starts at 9 a.m., with return expected about 4:00 p.m. The
cost for the bike tour in both directions is $55.00 per person and
includes lunch, support vehicle and guides. Water and snacks
provided at each stop.
Returning by boat will cost an additional $25.00. Bike rentals will be
The annual ride is presented by the Champlain Canalway Trail Working Group, in collaboration with the Saratoga National Historical Park, Hudson
Crossing Park, Lakes to Locks Passage, Mohawk Maiden Cruises and Akiba Travel to showcase the efforts to complete the Champlain Canalway
Trail, a 62-mile multi-use path along the Hudson River and old or current Champlain Canal linking the Erie Canal in Waterford with Lake Champlain
in Whitehall and connecting all the communities in between. The trail is presently about 25% open for use. The CCT Working Group is a coalition
of municipalities, counties, state agencies, and nonprofit organizations promoting the development and enjoyment of the trail. A percentage of the
proceeds will go to Hudson Crossing Park to be used to advance the building of the Champlain Canalway Trail.