Chenango Canal Heritage Trail

Winter Along the Trail 300w

Link to Chenango Canal Association web site  go

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Updated: 3/30/10

Chenango Canal Corridor Heritage Trail is a diverse group of individuals, organizations and state agencies working toward implementing a walking trail along the entire length of the Chenango Canal Corridor. Because some sections of the canal have been abandoned or returned to private ownership, we will be looking to use sections of the O & W Railway right of way and to implement portions of the trail.
       To this end, we have completed the first project along the Canal to link the Towpath Trail in Bouckville, NY with the Village of Hamilton, NY. We have also developed a proposed route for the trail from Utica, NY to Binghamton, NY - see interactive map.
      If you are interested in this project and possibly coordinating with similar efforts along other part of the Canal, please contact us.  Email

BIG NEWS: The newly completed segment of the Towpath Trail is now open to cautious hikers and cyclists. Special caution is needed because the trail skirts the southern end of the Hamilton Airport runway. BE AWARE that GLIDERS use this airport and their approach is SILENT. Look both ways and UP. Stay well south of the runway approach to pick up the trail on the other side.  Map of the Full Towpath Trail 

Photo of the ribbon cutting on September 26, 2009

Cutting the Ribbon

Diane van Slyke, Senator David Valesky, Mayor Sue McVaugh, Wally Elton, Harvey L. Kliman

Trail Update

In December 2009, the Village of Hamilton received a permit from the DEC to clear the towpath along the canal on the West side of the airport going South from Eddy Road. This segment connects the existing towpath trail to Montgomery Street in the Village of Hamilton, next to the Courthouse. It also has a spur that connects to Eaton Street in the village and the North end of the existing trail along the O&W RR into the Village.   Details =>go

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