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Exploring the Canals of Cohoes


Cohoes Visitor Center
58 Remsen St.
Cohoes, NY 12047

County: Albany
Region: Upper Hudson


  • September 18, 2021, 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 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 led to the growth of the Harmony Mills and other industries in Cohoes. Sponsoring Organization Spindle City Historic Society

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Event Duration (hours): 2
Difficulty: Easy
Not suitable for children under age 10.
Length (miles): 3
Path: Returns to start
Boots Needed: No

Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
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