Cycling the Hudson and Champlain Valleys

A Guide to Art, History, and Nature along the North-South Route of the Empire State Trail

By Parks & Trails New York

Subjects: New York/regional
Series: Parks & Trails New York
Imprint: Distribution Partners
Paperback : 9780974827759, 154 pages, November 2022

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Table of contents

How to use this guide

About the Empire State Trail
A brief history of the Hudson and Champlain Valleys

Overview Locator Map

Section 1 Section Overview Map
Map 1 Lower Manhattan - Greenwich Village
Map 2 Midtown West - Upper West Side
Map 3 West Harlem
Map 4 Bronx - Yonkers
Map 5 Ardsley - Pleasantville
Map 6 Briarcliff Manor - Yorktown Heights
Map 7 Mahopac - Carmel
Map 8 Brewster
Map 9 Hopewell Junction
Map 10 Poughkeepsie
Map 10A Downtown Poughkeepsie

Section 2 Section Overview Map
Map 11 Highland - New Paltz
Map 11A Downtown New Paltz
Map 12 Rosendale
Map 12A Downtown Kingston
Map 13 Kingston
Map 14 Tivoli - Germantown
Map 15 Catskill - Hudson
Map 15A Downtown Hudson
Map 16 Hudson - Kinderhook
Map 17 Valatie - Nassau
Map 18 East Greenbush - Rensselaer

Section 3 Section Overview Map
Map 18A Downtown Albany
Map 19 Albany - Troy
Map 19A Downtown Troy
Map 20 Cohoes - Waterford
Map 21 Mechanicville - Stillwater
Map 22 Schuylerville
Map 22A Schuylerville - Hudson Crossing Park
Map 23 Fort Edward - Hudson Falls
Map 23A Glens Falls
Map 24 Fort Ann
Map 25 Whitehall

Section 4 Section Overview Map
Map 26 Ticonderoga
Map 27 Crown Point - Port Henry
Map 28 Westport - Willsboro
Map 29 Plattsburgh
Map 29A Downtown Plattsburgh
Map 30 Rouses Point

Bicycle shops
Craft beverages

Cycling safety
Trail etiquette
Travel and logistics — mileage chart
Preparing for multi-day cycling trips
Additional reading and resources
Acknowledgements and photo credits

An essential resource for dedicated cyclists planning a trip through the state or casual riders seeking new stretches of trail to enjoy with family and friends. Great for those traveling by foot, boat, or car as well.


A guide to 400 miles of adventure and history along the north-south leg of the Empire State Trail. This guidebook is an essential resource for bicycle tourists planning a trip through the state or casual riders seeking new stretches of trail to enjoy with family and friends. Those traveling by foot or by car will also find helpful information. Over 40 full-color maps direct users to the amenities and unique attractions available along the Hudson River Valley Greenway and the Empire State Trail.

Readers will find:

● Up-to-date trail routing and surface conditions

● Comprehensive listings of attractions, historic sites, visitor centers, and public transportation options

● Easily accessible lodging, bike shops, parking, and other services

● Tips on cycling conditions, travel, and trip preparation

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