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Canal Park South Hadley

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Canal Park in South Hadley, Massachusetts, is a historic site that preserves the remnants of the South Hadley Canal, the first navigable canal in the United States. The park offers visitors a glimpse into the region’s industrial past, as well as views of the Connecticut River and Mount Holyoke Range. It features interpretive signs, walking trails, picnic areas, and a boat ramp. The park is part of a larger network of recreational spaces along the Connecticut River, including Lower Riverside Park and Texon Mill Park, which are connected by beautiful walking trails. Canal Park serves as a testament to the region’s rich history and the advancements in transportation and engineering of its time.

This site is part of the Connecticut River Paddlers Trail, which includes campsites, access points, and portage trails along the river.

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Town of South Hadley
Canal St.
South Hadley, MA 01075