Towpath Trail

EASY 3 reviews

Towpath Trail is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Florida, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
78 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

horseback riding

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

historic site

The Towpath Trail is along the Enlarged Erie Canal used from 1845-1916. Starting at the Park Visitor's Center in Ft. Hunter, you pass many historic features along the 2.5 mile round trip trail. At .5 miles you pass the Empire Lock #29 and Lock #20 from the original 1817 Canal. At the 1.25 mile point, the Towpath Trail ends at the Yankee Hill Lock #28 and the Putnam Store Picnic Area.

hiking
5 days ago

trail running
2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

Walked this today with my family. Very well maintained, mowed and free of trash. The trail follows the old Erie Canal towpath and is very straight and level. The old canal artifacts are fantastic!