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Cycling the Hudson Valley
A Guide to History, Art, and Nature on the East and West Sides of the Majestic Hudson River
Cycling the Hudson Valley
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Parks & Trails New York - Author
Parks & Trails New York
Paperback - 142 pages
Release Date: August 2012
ISBN13: 978-0-9748277-0-4

Out of Print


An indispensable resource for dedicated cyclists planning to bike the Hudson Valley or the casual rider looking to take the family out for a couple of hours. Great for walkers, boaters, and auto travelers, too.

An indispensable resource for dedicated cyclists planning to bike the Hudson Valley or the casual rider looking to take the family out for a couple of hours, this guidebook will help you experience the Hudson Valley, one of the most beautiful, historic, and environmentally and culturally rich regions in New York, as only cyclists and walkers can. Detailing the parks, trails, attractions, villages, towns, and cities of this breathtaking river valley, including Albany, New York City, and fascinating sites in between, the guide has been designed primarily for use by bicyclists, but it will also be useful to those enjoying the area by other means.

The cycling routes laid out in this guidebook were developed from Parks & Trails New York’s years of experience organizing the Great Hudson Valley Pedal, its annual supported bike tour from Albany to Manhattan, as well as many hours bicycling and walking the valley’s roads and trails. Park & Trails New York’s goal is to set out safe and inviting routes on both sides of the Hudson River, as close to the river as possible.

“…provides insightful history and relevant visitor information for each region … This guide is a must-have for riders of any level that are interested in the diverse landscape of the Hudson River Valley.” — Hudson River Valley Review

Parks & Trails New York is New York’s leading statewide advocate for parks and trails, dedicated since 1985 to improving health, economy, and quality of life through the use and enjoyment of green space.

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Table of Contents

How to use this guide

About the Erie Canalway Trail
A brief history of the Erie Canal

Overview Locator Map

Section 1. Buffalo to Rochester

Section 1 Map
Map 1 Buffalo South  
Map 1A Downtown Buffalo  
Map 2 Buffalo North
Map 3 Tonawandas  
Map 4 Lockport
Map 5 Gasport-Medina
Map 6 Medina-Albion
Map 7 Albion-Holley
Map 8 Brockport-Spencerport
Map 9 Rochester West  
Map 9A Downtown Rochester  

Section 2. Rochester to Syracuse

Section 2 Map
Map 10 Rochester East  
Map 11 Fairport-Palmyra
Map 12 Palmyra-Newark
Map 13 Lyons-Clyde
Map 14 Montezuma
Map 15 Waterloo-Seneca Falls  
Map 16 Port Byron-Weedsport  
Map 17 Jordan-Camillus

Section 3. Syracuse to Little Falls

Section 3 Map
Map 18 Syracuse West  
Map 18A Downtown Syracuse
Map 19 Syracuse East  
Map 20 Chittenango-Canastota
Map 21 Oneida  
Map 22 Rome  
Map 23 Oriskany
Map 24 Utica-Frankfort
Map 25 Ilion-Herkimer

Section 4 - Little Falls to Albany

Section 4 Map
Map 26 Little Falls-St Johnsville
Map 27 St Johnsville-Canajoharie
Map 28 Canajoharie-Fultonville
Map 29 Fultonville-Amsterdam
Map 30 Rotterdam Junction  
Map 31 Schenectady
Map 32 Cohoes-Waterford
Map 33 Troy-Albany
Map 33A Downtown Albany

Bicycle shops
Fairs and festivals

Cycling safety
Trail etiquette
Travel and logistic
Preparing for multi-day cycling trips
Additional reading and resources
Canalway Partners

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