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Mamakating Delaware and Hudson Canal Towpath - Wurtsboro, NY

Historic Site or District
Fall setting of the famous "Wurtsboro Turns" section of the canal towpath, just to the south of the village. – Kerron Barnes

The Town of Mamakating in Sullivan County, New York, owns just under two miles of the former Delaware and Hudson Canal and the associated towpath. This segment of canal passes through the center of the Village of Wurtsboro, which is named after the Wurts brothers, who financed the canal construction.

There is a trail along the former canal towpath, which is both a glimpse into the past, and a recreational opportunity for pedestrians and bicyclists, joggers, X-country skiing and snowshoeing. The trail is unimproved, surfaced with packed sand, earth and gravel.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are permitted. Dogs should be leashed so they don't harrass the wildlife. Part of the trail goes through a village park or on O&R Utility land. Pickup of pet waste is recommended for areas of the walking surface.

Time Period Represented

The canal operated from 1828 to 1898


Seasons Open

year round



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