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Empire State Trail

Cohoes to Watervliet
  • 4.5 miles
  • 2 hours
  • 30 minutes
  • Paved

Trail Overview

This 4.5-mile section is an on-road route, intended for experienced bicyclists comfortable sharing the roadway with motor vehicles (this section is not recommended for walkers, hikers, or casual bicyclists). The on-road route is well marked with Empire State Trail signs, and is part of the Mohawk-Hudson Bike Hike Trail. The 4.5-mile on-road section runs from Cohoes south through Green Island to Watervliet. This segment ends at a trailhead parking area at the intersection of Broadway and 4th St in Watervliet (from there the Empire State Trail is an off-road trail heading south along the Hudson River to Albany). In Green Island, trail users also have the option of turning north on Cannon St, to access an off-road rail-trail along the Hudson River to Peebles Island State Park, which marks the beginning of the Champlain Canalway Trail. Visitor services are available all along this on-road route.

Cycling Directions

Cue sheets provide step by step navigation instructions for cycling the trail in both directions.

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