The beautiful Mohawk-Hudson Bike/Hike Trail runs from the Corning Preserve along the east bank of the Hudson River, north through Cohoes (with an on-road connection) to the Mohawk River and west through Schenectady to Rotterdam Junction (with a few on-road portions). For a total of about 40 miles. Much of it is a rail trail, following the path of the former Schenectady and Troy Railroad.
The path is beautifully paved and maintained. It receives an enormous amount of traffic of all kinds: walkers, joggers, bikers, and skaters. It’s about a 5 minute drive for me–such a blessing! I love to ride this path.
At this point in the river, it’s looking a bit overgrown with lily pads.
In late summer the river begins to grow crowded with lily pads.
An old railroad building sits perched on the river.
The path is filled with lush greenery and beautiful flowers and berries.
It’s such a delightful sanctuary for me.
The trail is teaming with life!
In shady areas dew sometimes spots the foliage until the afternoon when it finally evaporates.
Everywhere you look, colorful flowers pose for the camera.