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Ideas for where to kayak from the Mohawk Towpath Byway

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New 4.7-mile section will plug gap in biking path

Schenectady County will soon embark on more than $2 million worth of new biking trail improvements that will plug a hole in the Mohawk Hudson Bike/Hike Trail and will link the city’s Vale and Central parks.

The state Canal Corporation is overseeing a $1.7 million new section of the Mohawk Hudson trail that will link the path’s end at the city’s Stockade section with another piece that ends at Balltown Road in Niskayuna.

The new 4.7 mile section will be marked on existing roadway with signage from North Jay Street to Union College, and then a narrower, off-road trail that runs parallel with the Mohawk River will be widened and provided with better drainage.

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Mohawk Landing is Clifton Park’s newest park and natural area. The park is on Riverview Road, just west of Brian Drive, along the Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway. It includes a gravel and wooden boardwalk trail that runs across the property to the top of the riverbank. A ramp of naturally occurring rock allows boaters to launch kayaks and canoes at the site.

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I heard from a colleague the other day – Dick Mansfield, the publisher of Vitress Press contacted me for a blogroll link exchange. This contact led me to discover his wonderful web site/blog. Here’s an article on biking along the Mohawk River. I’m sure you’ll find other articles of value also.

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