Mohawk Hudson Bike/Hike Trail Projects
The Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail provides a unique recreational resource for Schenectady County and its visitors....a long off-road paved bicycle path-unavailable in most parts of the Country. The trail begins within the hamlet of Pattersonville in the Town of Rotterdam and travels eastward to the Erastus Corning Riverfront Preserve in downtown Albany.
Built during the late 1970's and early 1980's, the trail was constructed directly upon the old Erie Canal towpath and former railroad grades of the area's first transportation routes. At approximately 35 miles in length, the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail is one of the longest paved rail-trails in the United States.
In Schenectady County alone, the trail is about 25 miles long and completely continuous except for a short gap in Rotterdam Junction and a 1.25 mile gap in the City of Schenectady where the trail traverses local streets through the Stockade Historic District.