section of 
NYC to Albany one-way route
 

  • where:  From the west end of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge north up the West side of the river, through Orange county and into Ulster county thru apple country to the college town of New Paltz.

Alternate for the this stage and the next to go to Poughkeepsie and then up the east side of the River to Rhinebeck -- see links below.

  • 22 miles, hilly. 

Newburgh to New Paltz [bhva5a]: map on Google | map on Bikely | Google Earth KML | download GPX

variation: Newburgh to Poughkeepsie [bhva5c] map on Bikely | cue sheet Bikely | Google Earth KML | download GPX

  • highlights:   Quiet roads along the river on the way to Marlboro, the view from Ridge Road over the whole valley, the riding through classic apple orchard country, and the possibility of side trips to vineyards.

  • characteristics:  Lots of quiet roads, but some busy sections.  Some significant hills, and lots of smaller ups and downs.  

Route Directions Cue Sheet | Map of route

see also

 
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