Ice skating on the canal is at your own risk. Park staff do not monitor ice conditions. In most watered areas of the park, the canal ranges in depth from 6 feet to 15 feet and the canal maintains a constant flow of water beneath the ice. Ice skating on the widewater (river) portions of the canal is prohibited. Please use extreme caution.
Sledding is permitted and at your own risk. Sledding in the widewater (river) portions of the canal is prohibited.
Review ice fishing regulations before heading out:
Cross-country skiingAlthough it is not groomed for cross-country skiing, the towpath offers a beautiful winter landscape for hikers and cross-country skiers. Snow is more likely to accumulate on the western portions of the towpath where elevations are slightly higher and temperatures are slightly lower.
Last updated: July 22, 2020