The Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail is a paved shared-use path connecting Albany,
Schenectady, and Montgomery counties in the Capital District of upstate New York. The trail is
part of the state-wide Canalway Trail that follows the Erie Canal from Buffalo to Albany along
the original canal towpath and former railroad grades. Outdoors activities on the trail include
bicycling, walking, running, roller-blading, and more! The trail is an excellent way of seeing
birds, mammals, and wildflowers in our region, and since it is paved, you can avoid getting your
feet muddy. Almost all of the trail is off-road; please exercise caution at road crossings.
Places to park for the trail, and a few other access points, include:
– Pattersonville, at the intersection of route 5S and route 160 (parking for about ten cars)
– Kiwanis Park in Rotterdam, along route 5S about 1 1/4 miles before Mabee Farm
– The SUNY Schenectady “circle” in Schenectady
– Access points closer to downtown Schenectady include crossings at Seneca St., Maxon
Rd. Extension, and Anthony St. (Parking may be restricted at these sites, however.)
– Blatnick Park in Niskayuna, on River Rd.
– Lions Park in Niskayuna, on Rosendale Rd.
– Colonie Town Park in Colonie, on Schermerhorn Rd.