Moove Your Way Trails Day

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Moove Your Way Trails Day- National Trails Day- June 3, 2023

Update June 2, 2023:  Moove your Way is a GO for Saturday, June 3rd!  Weather should clear up by the time we begin, so come on over!

Join us for this FREE family-friendly trails day event at Mullen Park and enjoy a portion of the beautiful Empire State/Champlain Canalway Trail! 

When: Saturday, June 3 · 10am - 2pm 

Where: Mullen Park 32 Mc ntyre Street Fort Edward, NY 12828

Please consider pre-registering on Eventbrite. Eventbrite Registration Link for Moove Your Way Trails Day Ride

Registration also available day-of at Mullen Park. 

Come celebrate National Trails Day and the 200th anniversary of the Champlain Canalway Trail with “Moove Your Way Trails Day”, June 3, 2023 at Mullen Park in Fort Edward from 10AM - 2PM. (Rain date: Sunday, June 4th).   

The Champlain Canalway Trail is a non-motorized, multi-use, recreational trail running next to the Champlain Canal. The Champlain Canal opened in 1823, connecting the Hudson River with Lake Champlain and all points north in New York State, transforming commerce and tourism for this region.   

The event will kick off at 10am with local historian Jim Bennifield sharing fun facts about the canal.   

A guided ride follows at 10:30 am.  Bikes and helmets are required for the ride. Pre-registration for the guided ride is recommended. Visit  to find the link to register for the ride. Day-of registration will also be available at the gazebo by the pond. (Transportation back to Fort Edward may be available but must be indicated when registering.) 

The guided ride of the Champlain Canalway Trail will go from Fort Edward to Fort Ann, (about 12 miles,) led by John Gillivan and the Champlain Canalway Trail Working Group. Commemorative t-shirts will be available, while supplies last. This is partially funded through the generous support of the New York State Canal Corporation and Erie Canalway Heritage Corridor. 

At Lock C9 just south of Fort Ann, riders will be met by local historian Dale Grinnell to learn about history of Lock 9 and Smith’s Basin. In Fort Ann Erick Pottor, a local geologist, will bring the old canal walls to life by pointing out fossils and other artifacts.   

A variety of games and activities will be held at Mullen Park including kickball, pickleball, gaga ball, yard games, and the playground.  

A special exhibit about bicycle safety and properly fitting bicycle helmets will also take place at the park. Children should bring their bikes and helmets to practice on the course set up for them.  Washington County Public Health will replace worn out or ill-fitting helmets free of charge, while supplies last. 

There will also be local agency exhibitors engaging with participants and provide information on their organization’s services and resources.   

This Event is a partnership of Washington County Youth Bureau, Washington County Public Health, , Adirondack Health Institute, Champlain Canalway Trail Working Group, Washington County Planning, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Glens Falls Hospital Health Promotion Center, and Fort Edward Recreation. 

For questions, please contact Washington County Public Health at 518-746-2400.

Check out this post from Evergreen Bicycle Works (East St, Fort Edward NY) that shows them riding the same section of the trail:

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Moove Your Way Bike Trail Route Map

Helmet Fitting & Bike Trail Riding

Click here for How to Fit a Bike Helmet from NHTSA.

ABC Quick Check is an easy way to check over your bike before a ride! Click Here to get a PDF of the ABC Quick Check

Sharing the Road can be tricky.  Motorists and Bicyclists can learn more about Pedestrian and Bicycle Laws to better understand how sharing the road works. Click here for the NYSAMPO Fact Sheet to learn more!

Bike trails are a great way to bike in a safe space. This video from the New York Bicycling Coalition give you few simple tips to keep yourself, and everyone else, safe. 

Regional Bicycle Map: Bicycle Map for Lake George-Glens Falls-Fort Edward Region 

New York Bicycling Coalition Sharing the Road Video

Click here for the NYBC video "Sharing the Road- Bicycle Law in New York."   The video is broken into two parts.  

Part 1:  Understand New York State vehicle and traffic laws and how they pertain to motorists when driving in the vicinity of bicyclists.  

Part 2: Understand New York State vehicle and traffic laws and how they pertain to bicyclists when operating their bicycles on public roadways. 

For other videos from NYBC, including Trail Use, Locking up, Signaling, Helmet fit and more, visit: NYBC Educational Videos

This event is a Smoke-Free Event.

Clear the Air in the Southern Adirondacks (CASA) is a community partnership through Adirondack Health Institute.

Their goal is to reduce the impact of retail tobacco marketing in youth and adults, establish a tobacco-free community norm through tobacco-free outdoor air policies and tobacco-free housing policies, and decrease tobacco imagery in youth-related movies and in the tobacco industry presence on social media. 

Learn more at their site:

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This event is a Sun-Safe Event

UV rays are a major cause of all skin cancers. Too much exposure to UV rays from either the sun, or from indoor tanning devices like beds, booths, and lamps penetrates the skin, causing the skin to make more melanin, which turns skin dark or red. Any change in skin color after UV exposure (whether it is a tan or a burn) is a sign of injury, not health.

The best way to lower the risk for skin cancer is by avoiding exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation (rays), whether it be from an indoor tanning device or outdoor sunlight.

The sun’s UV rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes.

Indoor tanning (using a tanning bed, booth, sunbed, or sunlamp to get tan) exposes users to high levels of UV rays for the purpose of getting a tan.

Practice Sun Safety

Protection from UV rays is important all year round, not just during the summer or at the beach. UV rays from the sun can reach you on cloudy and hazy days, as well as bright and sunny days. UV rays also reflect off surfaces like water, cement, sand, and snow.

Everyone should practice these sun safety behaviors:

  • Seek shade especially between 10am and 4pm;
  • Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses;
  • Apply sunscreen with SPF 15 of higher.
  • Reapply every 2 hours and after swimming, excessive sweating, or toweling off;
  • Avoid suntanning, tanned skin is damaged skin;
  • Keep newborns out of the sun.
  • Sunscreen should never be used on infants under six months, speak to your infant’s health care provider to learn more; and
  • Start sun protection habits at an early age. Skin damage from UV exposure adds up over time, increasing the risk of getting skin cancer with age.

Learn more here:

The Health Promotion Center of Glens Falls Hospital, through funding from Health Research, Inc. and New York State, works to increase awareness about the effects of ultraviolet (UV) exposure as well as human papillomavirus (HPV) within Warren, Washington, and Saratoga counties.

The Cancer Prevention in Action (CPiA) program looks to assist local organizations such as daycare centers, local schools, outdoor worksites, and parks and recreation departments in their efforts to promote sun safety practices through policy change and implementation. CPiA can support partners who adopt sun safety policies by providing resources including but not limited to sunshades, sunscreen dispensers, and educational materials to pass out to their employees and/or patrons.

CPiA also works to raise awareness of HPV vaccine among adolescents and educate their parents and guardians about the cancer prevention benefits of the HPV vaccine. This initiative looks to partner with healthcare providers such as pediatrician offices to promote the HPV vaccine as cancer prevention.

The focus of this initiative is to increase awareness about skin cancer as well as HPV related cancers while also assisting with policy change and providing community organizations the resources they need to help prevent and reduce cancer in our community.


Washington County Youth Bureau:

Washington County Public Health:

AHI (Adirondack Health Institute):  AHI EASE (Enrollment Assistance Services and Education) AHI CASA (Clean the Air in the Southern Adirondacks)

Champlain Canalway Trail Working Group (CCTWG):

Glens Falls Hospital Health Promotion Center:

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Washington County:

Comfort Food Community:

LEAP Services (Learning Employment Assistance Partnership):

Berkshire Farms Foster Parenting:

SAIL (Southern Adirondack Assisted Living)

Fort Edward Free Library: