The D&H Canal Historical Society
and Museum
The D&H Canal Historical Society and Museum
23 Mohonk Road -  PO Box 23
High Falls, NY 12440


The D&H canal property was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1968, and locks 16 through 20 were cleared and refurbished (to the extent possible) in 1999. Originally built in 1847, these five locks were part of a new route designed to accommodate increased traffic and larger boats. A loading quay can be seen just past lock 16.  Constructed with Shawangunk conglomerate, an indigenous stone, each lock measures 90 long, 15 wide, and 15 deep, and provides an average change in elevation of 12.6.

Hiking the trail  - download the map
The towpath is approximately one-half mile in length, and can be accessed year-round during daylight hours, without charge. Pets must be leashed; NO bicycles or motorized vehicles are allowed. Respect private property and avoid restricted areas. Be prepared for uneven terrain, and for seasonal hazards like ticks and poison ivy.

Phone:  845.687.9311

Copyright 2015 -  The Delaware & Hudson Canal Historical Society, Inc.
Discover a path to the past . . .
experience natural beauty and local history while exploring the D&H Canal!