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Catskill, NY -- Greene County -- at the "Uncle Sam" bridge -- where Bridge St crosses Catskill Creek

0.0

 

 

0.1

Bridge St -- Westbound (toward rt 9W)

0.1

 

L

0.4

Broome St (up hill)

0.1

 

food

 

Straight on Bridge St, BL on rt 9W South [HH].  After food, L on Grandview, R on Broome St to rejoin main route

0.1

 

Variation

  to avoid coarse-stone surface, but lots more traffic: continue straight on Bridge St / rt 385 to its end, T - L rt 9W South [HH], rejoin main route at mile 4.5

0.5

 

cross

4.0

Broome St (cross Grandview) becomes Embought Rd [coarse-stone surface as of 2009]

3.6

 

view

  for a view of the Hudson -- stop in the middle of the hill climb that comes after the turn Right, and look back. 

4.5

T

L

4.7

rt 9W - South [HH - shoulders not wide]  Watch out for a badly angled railroad track crossing.

8.2

 

site

 

Cementon, NY

9.2

 

R

2.0

West Camp Rd (by St Paul's church and historical marker)

9.2

 

Variation
 A2

  To finish in Saugerties, NY: continue Straight on rt 9W South -- see the Variations cue sheet

11.2

 

R

0.0

Kings Highway (Ulster Co rt 34)

11.2

 

L

0.2

School House Rd

11.4

 

R

1.5

Charles Smith Rd - [no sign for it as of Aug 2008]

12.9

 

site

  nice view up and down Kaaterskill Creek

12.9

 

Straight

0.2

unsigned- becomes High Falls Rd (take bridge across Kaaterskill Creek)

13.1

 

BR

1.5

High Falls Rd  (Nelson Hoffman Rd goes Straight)

14.6

 

R

1.4

High Falls Rd Extension  (High Falls Rd goes Straight)

16.0

T

L

0.1

rt 23A West [HH]

16.1

 

R

0.7

Mountain Turnpike

16.8

 

R

1.4

Paul Saxe Rd

18.2

T

L

1.0

Cauterskill Rd

19.2

HH

cross

4.0

Hearts Content Rd (cross rt 32 [HH]) -- goes between Cairo Round Top hill and the Catskills

19.2

 

Variation B

 

To shorten route by 3.6 miles and cut out a hill:  R on rt 32 North [HH - reasonable traffic lane + shoulder width as of 2009] 2.6Mi, R on Ross Ruland 1.6Mi to South Cairo, then L on rt 23B then quick R on Greene Co rt 67 to cross Catskill Creek and rejoin main route. [not checked by us since 2009]

23.0

 

food

  village of Round Top, NY

23.2

 

R

0.1

Greene County rt 39 (turn comes by fire house) 

23.3

 

quick R

1.5

South Rd

23.5

 

BL

 

South Rd (pass by Kirwin Rd)

24.8

 

full R - just before T

1.6

Silver Spur Rd (this is not Greene County rt 24 which is at the T-intersection)

25.8

HH

cross

 

cross rt 32

26.3

HH

cross

 

cross rt 23

26.4

T

BR

0.6

rt 23B -- East

27.0

 

L

0.8

Greene Co rt 67 -- North (bridge across Catskill Creek)  becomes Ira Vail Rd

27.8

 

R

2.5

Sandy Plains Rd

30.3

 

sharp L

6.2

Potic Mountain Rd (long hill -- first section is steepest)

34.6

 

 

 

(cross Schoharie Turnpike)

36.5

T

L

0.4

High Hill Rd

36.9

T

L

0.1

rt 81 West (Earlton Post Office)

37.0

 

food

 

village of Earlton, NY

37.0

 

R

0.3

Medway-Earlton Rd

37.3

 

L

0.9

All Peat Beds Rd

38.2

 

R

2.9

Honey Hollow Rd

41.1

  

L

0.8

Honey Hollow Rd (pass by East Honey Hollow Rd).  Some people see this intersection as a T.  If you do not see a church, then you have not yet reached Grapeville Rd.

41.9

T

R

1.1

Grapeville Rd / Greene Co rt 26 -- East
        climb hill, down a little, pass by Hillcrest Rd on left, climb up a more, then start down

43.0

 

L

3.0

Alcove Rd (North)

44.9

 

BL-BR

 

pass by Sunset Hill Rd, continue on Alcove Rd

45.9

      enter Albany County

46.0

 

R

1.5

Ringwald Rd (turn comes in the midst of a downhill just after crossing into Albany County).  Ringwald goes down a hill, soon becomes Shady Lane.

46.0

 

Variation
 C

 

Alcove Reservoir view -- downhill to Alcove (food) -- Ravena -- Cooeymans Landing -- Albany County.  Adds 2.8 miles to route -- see Variations cue sheet.

46.9

 

BL

 

(pass by Sodom Rd)
47.5   BR 1.2 Shady Lane (pass Gedney Hill Rd) down, then up
48.2   Straight   becomes Greene County rt 51 (East) climb hill
48.7 T R 1.7 Greene County rt 51 (pass by Misery Hill Rd) starts with steep downhill
50.4   BR 1.1 Greene County rt 51 (pass by Dug Way), downhill
51.5 T R 0.1 Greene County rt 51 (pass by West Deans Mill Rd)
51.6   L 0.5 Greene County rt 51 (Roberts Hill Rd goes BR)
52.1   BL 0.7 Greene County rt 51 (pass by rt 54)
52.8 T L 0.1 rt 9W -- North [HH - wide shoulder here as of 2009]
52.9   R 2.4 rt 144 (North-East-bound) Watch out for a badly angled railroad track crossing.

52.9

 

Variation
 D

  to visit the Cooeyman's Landing waterfront and pavilion: continue Straight on rt 9W North [HH] 2.9Mi (food), EE - R on rt 143 East 1.4Mi, R on rt 144 South 0.1Mi, visit waterfront on L (sit-down food as of June 2003), continue rt 144 South 1.7Mi, BL on Main St / rt 61 to rejoin main route.
53.7   food   food and rest stop for New York State Thruway -- "New Baltimore" (just before cross over Thruway)
53.9   Variation   To save some miles (some of them nice):  Just after crossing over the NY Thruway, turn R onto Kings Rd, then T-R onto Rt 61 South to rejoin main route. [not checked by us since 2001]
54.8       (pass by this first "Rt 61" sign)
54.8    Variation   to avoid a hill climb, but also miss one of the gazebos -- turn R onto this first Rt 61 
54.9   sharp curve L   pass by Church St + church + post office, continue on rt 144 going north
55.3   sharp R 0.3 Main St (Rt 61 going South). Turn comes in midst of downhill, and Main St starts down.

55.6

 

L

0.1

Mill St

55.7

 

site

 

New Baltimore -- gazebo by the Hudson River

55.7

 

turn around

 

return to Main St

55.7

T

L

0.3

unsigned- Main St / rt 61 South (goes up hill)

56.0

T

L

6.4

Greene Co rt 61-- South (later becomes Lawrence Ave)

62.4

 

site

 

village of Coxsackie, NY

62.4

 

food

  go R on Mansion St, West about 0.2Mi

62.4

T

L

0.5

Mansion St / rt 385

62.9

 

Straight

0.4

Mansion St (rt 385 goes R)

62.9

 

Variation
 D

 

To avoid some extra hill:  Bypass Coxsackie waterfront and pavilion.  R on Washington St (rt 385 South)

63.3

 

L

0.1 

Reed St (Ely St goes BR)

63.4

T

L

0.1 

River St

63.5

 

site

 

Coxsackie waterfront -- pavilion by the Hudson River

63.5

 

Straight

0.1

continue one-way around half-loop -- becomes Pantaleo Place

63.6

T

L

0.1

Mansion St (again)

63.7

 

quick R

0.8

Ely St (South, up a hill)

64.5

T

L

6.1

rt 385 -- South

70.6

 

food

 

Athens, NY

70.6

 

L

0.3

Water St

70.9

 

site

 

view of Hudson River and Hudson-Athens lighthouse (the lighthouse can also be seen from Rt 385 a little further South) -- and a pavilion.

70.9

 

R

0.1

Third St

71.0

 

L

5.0

rt 385 / Washington Ave -- South

76.0

EE

cross

0.6

rt 385 (cross Rt 23)

76.0

 

Variation
 E

 

For a beautiful view:  L on Rt 23 East [HH], Ride across Rip Van Winkle bridge, and back.  Can also visit Olana on other side of Hudson (for an additional hill with famous view -- at East end of bridge take Rt 9G South [HH], then turn in Left).

76.6

T

R

0.0

Bridge St / rt 385
76.6   quick L 0.2 Liberty St 

76.6

 

Variation
 F

  To shorten the route: continue Straight on Bridge St 0.3Mi down to the "Uncle Sam" bridge and Finish. Shortens route by 1.4Mi.
76.8   R 0.2 Harrison St / Greene St
77.0   L 0.6 Main St (south and east)
77.6   site   Catskill Point Park -- views of Hudson River, Olana, Catskill Creek 
77.6   site   Dutchman's Landing park -- views of Hudson River, Rip Van Winkle bridge -- and a gazebo
77.6   food   sit-down food as of 2009
77.6   turn 
around
0.8 Main St (north and west)
78.4 EE L 0.1 Bridge St
78.4   food   sit-down food north on Main St 2009

78.5

EE

Finish

 

Catskill, NY -- at the "Uncle Sam" bridge -- where Bridge St crosses Catskill Creek.

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