newly one year+ long embraced adventurous Yankee spirit, Brett and I have decided that any chance we get, we should take the road less traveled. In this case, we did that literally.
We threw our new-to-us bikes in the back of the car and headed down the road a few miles to the city limits of Cohoes (also home to our favorite local falls). There we got on the bike path and started our journey towards neighboring town Niskayuna.
The Mohawk-Hudson Bikeway path runs almost 40 miles near the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers. The beautiful scenery almost made us forget how bad our hineys were hurting from the ride! The trail took us under the Mohawk Bridge and behind some beautiful neighborhoods...views we'd never get to see otherwise.
The Mohawk-Hudson Bikeway links Albany and Schenectady Counties and the trail is just part of the state-wide Canalway Trail that follows the Erie Canal from Buffalo to Albany. Cool thing about the trail: parts run along abandoned rail lines, following the old rail bed!
Brett & I ended up riding about 16 miles on our bikes! It was a great chance to see Upstate New York from a completely different perspective...just another good reason to take the road less traveled!