Towpath Feeder Canal (TFC)

The Towpath Feeder Canal (TFC) campus offers a scenic experience for kayakers and bikers.  The trail commences by a picturesque covered bridge situated in Erwin Park and winds alongside the canal route for 10 miles to the hamlet of Forestport, NY.  In addition to the spectacular scenery, students can also observe deer, turkeys, ducks, geese, and various floras native to the area.  

Activities Include:  Kayaking & Biking

TFC is managed by the NYS Canal Authority and the town of Boonville, NY, both of which have generously made their facilities, dock, and trail available to BROEP and the public.

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Trail Guides

Welcome to Trail Guides! This section allows you to better prepare your students for their BROEP activity prior to your visit. Within these document(s), you will find hints to all the items the students should be looking for during their activity. From the flora and fauna of the environment to the history of the land, the Trail Guide(s) below will enrich your students’ future BROEP experience. Enjoy! Trail guides to follow for this campus.

Directions

Directions to TFC: 13354 State Route 12, Boonville, NY 13309

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From North:
Follow Route 12 South to Erwin Park (Boonville, NY). The entrance will be on the left side of Route 12, just beyond the car dealership (on the right) and the covered bridge (on the left).

From South (Utica and points east):
Follow Route 12 North to Erwin Park (Boonville, NY). The entrance will be on the right side of Route 12, just past the Black River Canal Museum (on the left) and just before the car dealership (also on the left).

From South (Rome and points west):
Follow Route 26 North. Turn right onto Route 294 East. Continue for 6.8 miles to the town of Boonville. Turn left onto Post Street (Route 46 North). Go to the traffic light and turn right onto Schuyler Street. Continue for 0.2 miles (staying straight at the fork) and turn right onto Route 12 South. Follow Route 12 South 0.2 miles to Erwin Park. The entrance will be on the left side of Route 12, just past the car dealership (on the right) and the covered bridge (on the left).

Alternate Directions from South (Rome and points west):
Follow Route 46 North to Boonville. Turn right onto Schuyler Street. Continue for 0.2 miles and turn right onto Route 12 South. Follow Route 12 South 0.2 miles to Erwin Park. The entrance will be on the left side of Route 12, just past the car dealership (on the right) and the covered bridge (on the left).

Note: If you Google the directions, use “Erwin Park, Boonville, NY” as the destination, as it will get you closer to the TFC campus at Erwin Park than if you use the 911 address listed above.

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