Ken, July 2005:
Poughkeepsie to Rhinebeck
On a midweek day, I followed various
city streets to connect from the Poughkeepsie train station to doing
north on Smith St, then Creek Rd. Then tried Dutchess Hill Rd -
county Rt 40 east -- tough climb which tired me out. Then Cream St
north to its end (has a steep downhill along the way). Right on the
next road (east), North on Quaker Lane to its end, Right on Rt 9G.
Rt 9G North was sorta OK, had some tricky pavement and some
high-speed traffic, and not fun or scenic. I tried Ackert Hook, but
that was too hilly. Wurtemberg Rd (north) was nice, and so was Vlei
(west). Burger (north) was OK but not great (? next time perhaps try
continuing west to Rt 9 ?), and Rt 308 West into Rhinebeck was nice,
and I stopped for a snack at Bread Alone.