Chenango Canal Heritage Trail

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Mission
                
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

NEWS: August 2015 Update:  Because of a perimeter fence mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration, the trail on the west side of the airport is impassible.  The Village is working with the contractor and the DEC to open the trail as required by the fence contract.  We hope the trail can be opened fully soon.  There is a trail on the east side of the airport leading to Woodman Road.  If one follows Woodman Road west for 1/2 mile the Towpath Trail is open north to Bouckville, about 4 miles and south past Woodman Pond to Eddy Road.

   Map of the Full Towpath Trail  

Photo of the ribbon cutting on September 26, 2009 at the Montgomery Street Trailhead in the Village of Hamilton, NY

Cutting the Ribbon

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

Trail History

In December 2008, 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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