River routes -- following the Hudson River
Bridge-to-Bridge loop routes
But north of Albany we haven't yet constructed loop routes of comparable quality (see Reports). Please let us know if you have a suggestion (and consider trying the Schroon River for a worthwhile loop route).
This website does not have any River routes north of Albany, but we and other folks have done some exploration of one-way tours -- see
Ken finished riding or skating roads along on at least one side of the Hudson River for every mile between the Upper Works (North) and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (South), in August 2004. Not in a continuous tour -- different sections in different months over a year-and-half.
Overall seemed like (a) pretty worthwhile riding Glens Falls and south; (b) some good sections between North River / North Creek and Glens Falls; but (c) not much of comparable quality north of North River (unless you like seeing lots and lots and lots of small-to-medium-size evergreen trees).
Farthest North -- to the Source
The source of the Hudson River is said to be Lake Tear of the Clouds in the Adirondack mountains. This lake is on the shoulder of Mt Marcy, the highest peak in New York State. You cannot ride to there on any road, but there is a road in the Hudson Valley which comes closest, and goes almost as far north as the lake.
The "farthest north" end of the road is called the "Upper Works", and it can be reached from Route 28N. Take Route 28 to North Creek, then north on Route 28N to Aiden Lair, and from there about another 7 miles to a Right turn with signs for something like "the High Peaks" or "Mt Marcy". (If coming from the west on Route 28N, this point is about 5 miles east of the town hall of Newcomb.) Go North on this road, looking for more signs like the previous one. It runs along the Hudson River, and ends at the Upper Works parking lot. KenR finally rode there in August 2004 (see Report).