It’s time for something different! On Saturday, we put our bikes in the car and headed south to the Mohawk Hudson bike hike trail.
This trail is part of the Rails to Trails Conservancy, which is an organization that is pushing to get unused railroad tracks made into trails, which when finished will allow people to bike, walk or hike many, many miles.
This section of the trail is about 35 miles long. We only did part of it out and back. While the temperature wasn’t too high – about 80, it was quite humid. There had been a lot of rain the day before and it felt pretty swampy at times, especially when the sun came out.
I just kept remarking at how green it was. This summer has been somewhat wet and everywhere is just so green still considering it is mid August.
This was one of the high elevation points of the ride.
Quite the view!
It was a real treat riding on this wide paved path.
My pictures don’t show it, but there was a fair number of people out on the trail. We stopped for some lunch at an open bench and wouldn’t you know the sun made an appearance while we were in the open.
I was slathered up with No Ads 50 SPF sunscreen for the day. That stuff works, but I will say that dust and dirt sticks to me like I am flypaper or something. Makes for a bit of a grimy ride.
The path follows the river quite a bit, which makes sense since it is on the old rail lines.
It was flat for most of it, but some very challenging hills periodically.
This is an old depot.
I couldn’t quite tell what business is in here. It was closed at the time. This would be a super cute cafe, I think.
Another moving picture 😀
We biked just about 30 miles. We definitely want to come back again. It’s only 45-60 minutes away, so not that bad to get there. Highly recommended for local peeps to go check it out!
After we finished, it was time for our snack. There were no stops to be had on the trail like with our usual long rides so we had to wait until we were done and headed to Mocha Lisa’s in Clifton Park.
They didn’t have any cupcakes, but I did spy a raspberry twist that looked good.
Paired with an iced coffee and this was a nice ending to a good ride!