Exploring the Canals of Cohoes | Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area


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Exploring the Canals of Cohoes


Cohoes Visitor Center
58 Remsen St.
Cohoes, NY 12047

42.775646 -73.701707

County: Albany
Region: Upper Hudson


  • September 14, 2024, 1:00PM


Event Type Walk/Hike Description Cohoes began its rise to industrial prominence as a canal town. The Erie and Champlain Canals traversed Cohoes, and this network of waterways, along with abundant waterpower, made Cohoes a leader in the Industrial Revolution. On this tour, you will travel old canal towpaths where mules pulling barges once trod, see 170 year old limestone locks built by hand, and learn the history of this 19th century technological achievement. You will find out about the different routes the canal took through Cohoes over time, hear stories of life in a lively canal town, and learn how transportation and power canals and the Cohoes Falls led to the growth of the Harmony Mills and other industries in Cohoes. The walk will begin and end at the Cohoes Visitor Center. Organization Hosting the Event Spindle City Historic Society Phone Number 5182375618

Additional Information

Additional Equipment Required: no

Event Duration (hours): 1.5
Difficulty: Easy
This event is NOT Suitable for children under: 10
Length (miles): 2
Boots Needed: No

Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
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