Tour de Columbia - West

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"cc rt 8" = Columbia County Route 8

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rt 82 west 0.5 mile from Taconic State Parkway exit, at intersection of cc rt 10 / Taghkanic - Churchtown Rd in West Taghkanic

0.0

 

North

2.2

Old Route 82

2.6

 

L

0.3

Water St

2.9

HH

cross

1.9

becomes Schneider Rd (cross rt 82)

4.8

T

R

0.9

rt 9 North [HH - reasonable shoulder as of 2009]

5.7

 

L

0.7

Stickles Rd

6.4

T

L

1.9

Orchard Rd (becomes Gardner Rd)

8.3

T

L

1.3

unsigned- Church Rd, becomes cc rt 14

9.6

 

 

0.9

cross cc rt 31

10.5

T

R

1.2

rt 9G North [HH - much has no shoulder, but reasonably wide traffic lane as of 2009]

11.0

 

Variation

 

Olana -- climb the hill to the famous artist's view and mansion.

11.7

 

Variation

 

Rip Van Winkle Bridge -- ride all the way across the Hudson River and back -- or just half-way, and stop and look at the wetlands below.

11.7

 

BR

0.3

rt 23 East / rt 9G North [HH - wide shoulder as of 2009]

12.0

 

food

 

for food, continue straight on rt 23 / 9G past Mt Merino Rd for a short ways

12.0

 

L

2.6

Mt Merino Rd

14.2

 

view

 

the Athens-Hudson lighthouse

14.6

T

L

0.8

rt 9G North [HH],  becomes South 3rd St

15.2

 

site

 

Hudson, NY -- Amtrak RR station is several blocks to left (west).

15.5

 

L

0.3

Warren St

15.8

 

view

 

view over the Hudson River from the park at end of Columbia St.

15.8

T

R

0.1

Front St

15.9

 

R

0.6

State St (East)

16.5

 

L

0.1

Carroll St (or continue to Short St)

16.6

 

L

1.0

Short St (North), becomes Harry Howard Ave

17.6

T

L

1.8

Joslen Blvd (North)

19.4

 

food

 

at intersection with rt 9

19.4

T

L

1.6

rt 9 North [HH - reasonable shoulder as of 2009] (nice views to both sides)

21.0

 

R

0.2

cc rt 25B - East

21.2

T

L

0.9

cc rt 25 (North) -- Stockport, NY

22.0

 

site

 

waterfall on R

22.1

 

R

2.5

West Ghent Rd (Turn comes just after waterfall on R and bridge across creek.  Starts by climbing up a hill)

22.1
 
 
 

 

Major
Variation
D

 

  to visit Kinderhook + Chatham + Ghent: Join the Grand Tour of Columbia County route around its mile 31.5, then follow its "visit Chatham" Variation. Then from rt 66 in Ghent, go west on Garage Place 0.4Mi, BR northwest on cc rt 21 West 0.7Mi, Left on cc rt 22 West, then Left on Orchard Rd 4.1Mi to rejoin the this route. Adds about 17 miles. [last checked around 2006]

24.4

HH

cross

0.4

cross rt 9H, becomes cc rt 22 - East

24.8

 

R

0.5

Orchard Rd

25.3

 

L

1.7

George Rd

25.3
 

 

Variation F
 

  to avoid dirt road + reduce distance + climbing: bear Right to continue on Orchard Rd, straight across rt 66 onto Tipple Rd, straight onto Tishauer Rd to rejoin main route. [not checked by us since 1996, but likely we'll try it next time.]

27.0

T

R

0.6

rt 66 South [HH - reasonable shoulder as of 2009]

27.6

 

L - dirt

1.3

Ostrander Rd

27.6

 

Variation

 

to avoid dirt road:  continue Straight on rt 66 South, turn L on Tipple Rd, then continue Straight on Tishauer Rd to rejoin main route. [last checked around 1996]

28.9

 

R - dirt

0.8

Ostrander Rd (Winter Hill Rd goes left)

29.7

T

R

1.1

Gahbauer Rd

30.8

 

L

2.5

Tishauer Rd

33.3

T

R

1.5

rt 217 West [HH - reasonable shoulder as of 2009]

34.8

 

R

1.0

rt 23 West [HH - reasonable shoulder as of 2009]

35.8

 

food

 

Claverack, NY

35.8

EE

cross

0.4

rt 23B West [HH - reasonable shoulder as of 2009] (cross rt 9H)

36.2

 

L

1.7

Stone Mill Rd

37.9

T

R

1.0

cc rt 29 - North

38.9

 

L

1.0

Hiscox Rd

39.9

 

L

1.5

Fingar Rd

41.4

T

L

0.2

unsigned- Yates Rd

41.6

 

BL

0.3

unsigned- Stone Mill Rd Ext

41.9

T

L

0.6

rt 9H North / rt 23 East [HH - reasonable shoulder as of 2009]

42.5

 

R

0.6

School House Rd

43.1

 

R

1.2

Millbrook Rd

44.3

 

L

0.6

unsigned- cc rt 12 - East (this turn comes before curve right for rt 12 West)

44.9

 

R

3.8

Taghkanic - Churchtown Rd

48.7

 

BR

0.1

cc rt 10

48.7

 

food

  West Taghkanic, NY

48.8

 

Finish

 

Route 82 west 0.5 mile from Taconic State Parkway exit, at intersection of cc rt 10 / Taghkanic - Churchtown Rd in West Taghkanic

Route not checked by us since 2009 -- learn more | see Reports

digital mapping resources + GPS . . .

A) W Taghkanic - Hudson [bhve20a] : on Bikely | Google Earth KML | GPX

B) Claverack - W Taghkanic [bhve20b] : on Bikely | Google Earth KML | GPX

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