The Mohawk-Hudson Heritage Trail has a rich history and shows off some significant views of the state of New York. Starting in Albany, the trail offers an 8 foot wide paved trail for walkers and bikers to explore the natural and urban views of the state, with restrooms, water fountains, and benches along the way.
Although the trail officially begins in Albany on Broadway, the closest free parking is at Corning City Preserve Park. The area has plenty of parking on the street and even has restrooms, water fountains, and green space to explore before continuing along the trail. The trail cuts through the park, not only staying along Hudson River, but looping around the lake at the park before continuing north.
Urban scenery surrounds the trail, backed by neighborhoods and industrial factories on the east side, with views of the roaring Hudson River. Once on the northern edge of Albany, the trail begins passing through more trees and open spaces, with grasslands surrounding both sides of the trail with shaded areas to relax under for rest.
The trail will pass through other towns like Troy, Green Island, Menands, Cohoes, and Boght Corners. Throughout different towns, the town passes through multiple parks that offer rest areas with water for you and Fido, like Rotterdam Kiwanis Park and Niskayuna Lions Park. Inbetween towns lush vegetation follow the path, offering to change to see wildlife like deer, elk, coyotes, and black bears. The trail finally ends at the Colonie Town Park Trail Head, in the city of Cohoes.
The path is pretty popular in the summer and winter months, thanks to its even and flat road to travel on. Whether you choose to finish the trail in one day or complete it in sections, you and Fido will be impressed with the amount of urban and natural views that surround the path.