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Chenango Canal Association, Inc.
an all-volunteer 501 (c) 3 nonprofit
Publicly encouraging research for the preservation of the canal, surrounding waters and land,
while maintaining it as both an historic and public recreation site.

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Events and activities we’ve participated in or done along the canal. Here you can see some of what we are working on and striving to accomplish.
Check our calendar for upcoming events.

Chenango Canal Can-Do Project: If you would like to contribute to a public rural walking trail, consider dropping off your returnables at these two locations, CazCans on Route 12B, Hamilton and Nickel-Back Redemption on Route 12, Waterville.  Both accept returnable cans and bottles for the benefit of the Chenango Canal Association and the Towpath Trail.  Although it's only 5 cents/container it all adds up to make a significant contribution to our budget.

May 3, 2014 5K “Fun Run” a walk/run on trails around the Hamilton, NY  Municipal Airport.  The course is mostly on trails maintained by the Village of Hamilton and consist of the RR trail on eht east side of the airport, heading north, then about 1K on Woodman Road, then south on the Chenango Canal Towpath Trail around the southern end of the airport runway (be sure to stay clear) to the finish at Wings Way.  The plan is to make this an annual event.  Watch for it!  [More]

Chenango Canal Corridor Connections trail project: This is a major project with the vision to link various trails along the general canal and O&W rail corridors from Utica to Binghamton, NY. A separate web site has been created to follow this project, although there has been bo recent activity. Go ==>

Spring Trail cleanup with the help of a work team of Colgate University students sponsored by the COVE (Center for Outreach, Volunteerism, and Education - Link to COVE)            Hamilton College students also come to the trail for cleanup events.  CCA participates in the annual state sponsored “Clean Sweep” trails cleanup in April around Earth day.  Students are almost always present helping to clear winter debris from the trail.  All are welcome to help.

Canal Trail Cleanup

  Photo Gallery Link         This is an example of a typical trail maintenance day showing how much growth needs to be removed to keep the trail clear.  This type of maintenance has to be done several times every year to keep the trail passable.  Check our calendar to see when we have trail maintenance days.  Volunteers are always welcome - join us.