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Towpath Trail Loop is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chenango Forks, New York that features a lake 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.

Length 2.0 mi Elevation gain 82 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Lake

Views

Muddy

Fee

Description
Waypoints (0)

$7 parking fee

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (78)
Photos (91)
Recordings (83)
Completed (150)
John Hroncich
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Hiking

Nice and flat, runs along side the river and through the golf course.

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Sue Zaccarine
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Hiking

Easy trail around the lake. I'll be back to explore the other trails here. There were picnic tables and a small beach also. Nice place for families.

Chaitra Hebbar
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Rock climbingBugsMuddyOver grown

Beautiful trail around the lake! Easy trail, no climbing anywhere! Boating, fishing allowed in the lake! Beginning of the trail also has an artificial beach and pool accompanied by a picnic area. Pretty good for a picnic and chill by the beach! Good to spend a sunny evening!

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Margarethe J.
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HikingBugsFeeScramble
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Matan Sadyuk
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Hiking

Beautiful little trail around the lake. The further you go, the less trafficked it becomes. Beautiful lake views.

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Tom Rathgeber
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Mountain bikingBugsFee
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Mack C.
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Hiking

Really nice spot for an easy walk. Trails aren’t really labeled though and their park map isn’t great so I just used AllTrails.

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Nancy Burkett
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HikingSnow

Beautiful, cold, winter day for a great hike. The trail was easy to negotiate. Part was on the road and 2nd half through the woods.

Ciara Cable
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Hiking

Perfect walk in the woods. I love all the trails and different sights along the way. I manage to take a different trail back from the confluence overlook each time though lol. Bring a map!

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Nicky Williams
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Tracy Misata
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Hiking

Not a favorite of mine. On a positive note, it would be good hike with dogs.

Dan Serrao
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Hiking

This is a nice easy hike. A little bit rooty in spots. Just watch your foot placement.

Nate Riley
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Hiking

A magnificent walk...

Pete Grigor
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Hiking

Easy, Scenic, and Fun! Suitable for everyone. . .

Kelly Spencer
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Great for trail running and beautiful view of the Chenango River. Moderately busy, no elevation.

Marie Renee
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Only go here if you want to pay 7$ to park

Shanna Laroussi
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Hiking

I love this park. I have lived near it my whole life and only just this weekend made it to the other end. endless combination of trails to explore.

Maya Mayfield
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Very pretty for a light hike

SallyAnn Bruce
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Hiking

This is a very beautiful place to walk. The trails are well marked and easy to follow. We walked when there was still snow on the ground in some places and the water still had some ice on it too. And if you are interested in camping there campsites are very nice. Or you could maybe stay in one of there cute little cabins. We looked through the windows and they are complete with kitchen and bathrooms. They have two sets of bunk beds and a double bed from what we could see.

SallyAnn Bruce
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Hiking
First to Review

The photos I added were from the other end of the trail that starts on the end of River Rd. that is near the intersection of Rt. 79 and Pigeon Hill Rd. It is a very sharp turn to the right after crossing the steel bridge over the river to get to River Rd. It almost looks like you are going to drive into the driveway of a private residence but the road will pass by the house and continue. You drive the one lane road till you see the sign telling all about the lock and canal. That is the area that you can park in. The beginning of the trail is a little one-lane dirt road and then it turns into a little well worn path. The road part of the trail is easy to walk, but when it turns into the path it gets a little more challenging in spots. It was clearly marked and very easy to follow.

James Hirst
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Jongmin Park
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Hiking
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J Rocco
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Hiking
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Bryan B
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Tim Johnson
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