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Anyone ever biked from Montreal or Vermont to NYC?
Posted March 30th, 2011 - 2:38 pm from Bilbao, Spain
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Posted March 30th, 2011 - 8:43 pm by from Albany, United States (Permalink)
I've never done it, but I have known people who have done it. I live in Albany, so feel free to hit me up for a place to stay if you pass through town.

Riding along the Hudson is pleasant because there are few large hills. You can also ride down Route 22 along New York's eastern border, which is a very scenic rural road. I'm guessing you were planning on taking Route 7 South from Burlington?

You might be interested in this: http://transalt.org/files/resources/maphudson.html

Posted March 31st, 2011 - 5:02 am from Bilbao, Spain
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Posted March 31st, 2011 - 5:04 am from Bilbao, Spain
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Posted March 31st, 2011 - 1:13 pm by from Albany, United States (Permalink)
I would suggest 22A as an alternative to Route 7 in Vermont. It's more direct with fewer cars. Either that or Route 100 with more hills! Then you could take 149 over to Hudson Falls, then Route 4 down to Albany or continue on 22 down to Route 7 or Route 2 and ride to Albany from there. Or 67 to Mechanicville...

If you stick to 22 you could stop at Copake Falls State Park on the Mass border, but I think the Hudson route is more interesting. There is a great old lighthouse that is open to the public on some weekends in Saugerties, and there is a string of big historic mansion monuments on the eastern shore of the river, the first being Olana, near Hudson. I did some restoration work at Clermont once. I haven't been to the pedestrian bridge near Poughkeepsie, but that seems worth riding over.

I'm sure there are other info sources for this trek on the webz.

Posted March 31st, 2011 - 5:31 pm from Bilbao, Spain
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