Bike the Hudson Valley
Your one-stop resource about where to bicycle in the Hudson Valley, and how to get there!

Where to ride: an overivew

The Hudson Valley is essentially made up of the counties in New York State that border the Hudson River. Click here for an overview map.   The source of the Hudson River is Lake Tear of the Clouds in the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains. From there it winds down the mountains and forms a lush valley that fed both farms and industry. South of Troy, the Hudson River becomes and estuary that is changed and fed by the tides.  "The river that flows both ways" becomes wide as it moves south, and its lanscape, backed by the Catskill Mountains has provided inspiration to artists and adventurers alike.

Plan your cycling adventure by exploring the different county tourism websites below.  Or check out some of the Hudson Valley's bike touring companies that can take you out for a ride without you having to plan!

Bicycle touring companies:

Gotham Bicycle Tours - www.gothambiketours.com - 917-748-1119 
Organized weekend bicycle tours of the Hudson Valley.  All tours meet Metro-North trains for easy access from New York City with discounted rail fare available.  Day rides to breweries and wineries. Overnight weekend bike tours. Rides are all inclusive, with locally-sourced meals provided and your gear carried in a van while you ride. Rides are also vehicle supported, providing a pick-up if your bike breaks down, or if you can't finish.


County tourism information:
Counties are listed from south to north. A list of places in each county is at the bottom.​​

Westchester County
General website http://www.visitwestchesterny.com/
Bicycle-related website:   http://explore.visitwestchesterny.com/
Has bike map?   http://www.visitwestchesterny.com/images/pdfs/hikeBike2013.pdf
Has recommended bike routes?   http://explore.visitwestchesterny.com/trailways/
Additional useful information:  You can download maps for individual trails (see above)

Rockland County
General website:  http://explorerocklandny.com/
Bicycle-related website:  No

Has bike map?   No
Has recommended bike routes?  No
Additional useful information:  No


Putnam County
General website:  http://www.tourputnam.org/
Bicycle-related website:  http://www.putnamcountyny.com/parks-recreation/bike-path/
Has bike map?   http://www.putnamcountyny.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Putnam-Bike-path-brochure-map.pdf
Has recommended bike routes?  No
Additional useful information:  No


Orange County
General website http://orangetourism.org/
Bicycle-related website:  http://www.orangecountygov.com/content/124/9893/9979/15607.aspx
Has bike map?   For Heritage Trail only - http://www.orangecountynyparks.com/heritage-trail/
Has recommended bike routes?   http://www.orangecountygov.com/content/124/9893/9979/15607.aspx
Additional useful information:   http://www.hudson-river-valley.com/htm/Orange/Link0213.html


Dutchess County
General website:  https://www.dutchesstourism.com/
Bicycle-related website:  https://dutchesstourism.com/listings/bike-shops-and-clubs?experience=explore
Has bike map?   No county-wide bike map, but maps are available for individual bike routes (see below)
Has recommended bike routes?   http://www.dutchesstourism.com/PDF/Dutchess-Tourism-bike-tour-guide_web.pdf
Additional useful information:  Individual trailways have websites

Harlem Valley Rail Trail -  http://hvrt.org/
William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail - http://www.co.dutchess.ny.us/CountyGov/Departments/DPW-Parks/17055.htm   http://www.dutchessrailtrail.com/
Walkway Over the Hudson - https://parks.ny.gov/parks/178/details.aspx    https://walkway.org/

Ulster County
General website:  http://www.ulstercountyalive.com/
Bicycle-related website:  Yes. Go to:  http://www.ulstercountyalive.com/landing/recreation then scroll down  and select "Biking" under "Sort by Category"
Has bike map?   Yes. Website has REConnect, which is an interactive map showing bike routes:  https://ulstercountyny.gov/maps/recreation/
Has recommended bike routes?  Yes, on REConnect map
Additional useful information:  
Individual trailways have websites
O&W Rail Trail -  http://www.marbletown.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/MarbletownRailTrail.pdf
Walkill Valley Rail Trail -  https://www.wvrta.org/
Walkway Over the Hudson -  https://parks.ny.gov/parks/178/details.aspx    https://walkway.org/

Mohonk Preserve Carriage Trails -  http://www.mohonkpreserve.org/bike
Minnewaska State Park Carriage Trails -  https://parks.ny.gov/parks/127/details.aspx
Lippman Park Mountain Bike Trails -  http://townofwawarsing.sharepoint.com/Pages/TownofWawarsingTownPark.aspx

Columbia County
General website:  http://www.columbiacountytourism.org/
Bicycle-related website:  http://columbiacountytourism.org/outdoor/bicycling-mountain-biking
Has bike map?   http://www.roberts-1.com/bikehudson/r/p/e/c/columbia_county/map/index.htm
Has recommended bike routes?  Yes. Use above link
Additional useful information:  Individual trailways have websites

Harlem Valley Rail Trail -  http://hvrt.org/

Greene County
General website:  http://www.greatnortherncatskills.com/
Bicycle-related website:  http://www.greatnortherncatskills.com/outdoors/mountain-biking-cycling
Has bike map?   Yes.
Has recommended bike routes?  Yes.
Additional useful information:  Detailed information about Windham Mountain Bike Park and Windham Path can be found on website


Rensselaer County
General website:  http://www.renscotourism.com/
Bicycle-related website:  No.
Has bike map?   No.
Has recommended bike routes?  No.
Additional useful information:  No.


Albany County
General website:  http://www.albany.org/
Bicycle-related website:  No.
Has bike map?   No.
Has recommended bike routes?  No.
Additional useful information:  Biking information can be obtained from the Albany Bicycle Coalition: https://albanybicyclecoalition.com/resources/maps/


Washington County
General website: 
http://www.washingtonnycounty.com/what-do/
Bicycle-related website: 
Go to:  http://www.washingtoncounty.org/ and click on "Activities"
Has bike map?  
No.
Has recommended bike routes?  
No.
Additional useful information:
 A video on bicycling in Washington County can be found at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYRREAZxnls

Saratoga County
General website: 
http://saratoga.org/pages/tourism
Bicycle-related website:  No.
Has bike map?   No.
Has recommended bike routes?  No.
Additional useful information:  
Biking information can be obtained from two other websites
http://www.saratogaplan.org/explore/public-preserves-trails/saratoga-county-trail-maps/
http://saratoga.org/blog/2015/03/22/hiking-and-biking-trails
http://www.saratoga.com/adventures/multi-use-trails/

Warren County
General website: 
http://www.visitlakegeorge.com/
Bicycle-related website: 
http://www.visitlakegeorge.com/outdoor-recreation/bicycling
Has bike map?  
http://warrencountyny.gov/transport/docs/gf-lg-trail.pdf  
                                  http://www.warrencountyny.gov/transport/docs/gf-urban-trail.pdf
Has recommended bike routes?   http://www.warrencountyny.gov/transport/bike.php
Additional useful information:  
Go to:  http://www.bikeadirondacks.org/   for more bike information
                                                                    in the surrounding areas.  Another good website for maps and routes
                                                                     is  http://www.bikewarrenco.org/

List of places (by County):

Places in Westchester County
Ardsley, Briarcliff Manor, Bronxville, Buchanan, Croton-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Harrison, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, Ossining, Pelham, Pelham Manor, Pleasantville, Port Chester, Rye Brook, Scarsdale, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Tuckahoe, Bedford, Cortlandt, Eastchester, Greenburgh, Lewisboro, Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, Mount Pleasant, New Castle, North Castle, North Salem, Pound Ridge, Rye, Somers, Yorktown, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Peekskill, White Plains, Yonkers

Places in Rockand County
Clarkstown, Haverstraw, Orangetown, Ramapo, Stony Point, Airmont, Chestnut Ridge, Grand View-on-Hudson, Haverstraw, Hillburn, Kaser, Montebello, New Hempstead, New Square, Nyack, Piermont, Pomona, Sloatsburg, South Nyack, Spring Valley, Suffern, Upper Nyack, Wesley Hills, West Haverstraw

Places in Putnam County
Carmel, Kent, Patterson, Philipstown, Southeast, Putnam Valley, Cold Spring, Nelsonville, Brewster

Places in Orange County:
Middletown, Newburgh, Port Jervis, Blooming Grove, Chester, Cornwall, Crawford, Deerpark, Goshen, Greenville, Hamptonburgh, Highlands, Minisink, Monroe, Montgomery, Mount Hope, New Windsor, Newburgh, Tuxedo, Wallkill,Warwick, Wawayanda, Woodbury, Chester, Cornwall on Hudson, Florida, Goshen, Greenwood Lake, Harriman, Highland Falls, Kiryas Joel, Maybrook, Monroe, Montgomery, Otisville, South Blooming Grove, Tuxedo Park, Unionville

Places in Dutchess County
Beacon, Poughkeepsie, Amenia, Beekman, Clinton, Dover, East Fishkill, Fishkill
Hyde Park, La Grange, Milan, North East, Pawling, Pine Plains, Pleasant Valley, Poughkeepsie, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Stanford, Union Vale, Wappinger, Washington, Fishkill, Millbrook, Millerton, Pawling, Red Hook,Rhinebeck, Tivoli, Wappingers Falls

Places in Ulster County
Kingston, Denning, Esopus, Gardiner, Hardenburgh, Hurley, Kingston, Lloyd, Marbletown, Marlborough, New Paltz, Olive, Plattekill, Rochester, Rosendale, Saugerties, Shandaken,Shawangunk, Ulster, Wawarsing, Woodstock, Ellenville

Places in Columbia County
Hudson ,Ancram, Austerlitz, Canaan, Chatham, Claverack, Clermont, Copake, Gallatin, Germantown, Ghent, Greenport, Hillsdale, Kinderhook, Livingston, New Lebanon, Stockport, Stuyvesant, Taghkanic, Philmont, Valatie

Places in Greene County
Ashland, Athens, Cairo, Catskill, Coxsackie, Durham, Greenville, Halcott, Hunter, Jewett,Lexington, New Baltimore, Prattsville, Windham, Tannersville

Places in Rensselaer County
Rensselaer, Troy, Berlin, Brunswick, East Greenbush, Grafton, Hoosick, Nassau, North Greenbush, Petersburgh, Pittstown, Poestenkill, Sand Lake, Schaghticoke, Schodack, Stephentown, Castleton-on-Hudson, East Nassau, Hoosick Falls, Nassau, Schaghticoke, Valley Falls

Places in Albany County
Albany, Cohoes, Watervliet, Berne, Bethlehem, Coeymans, Colonie, Green Island, Guilderland, Knox, New Scotland, Rensselaerville, Westerlo, Altamont, Colonie, Menands, Ravena, Voorheesville

Places in Washington County
Argyle, Cambridge, Dresden, Easton, Fort Ann, Fort Edward, Granville, Greenwich, Hampton, Hartford, Hebron, Jackson, Kingsbury, Putnam, Salem, White Creek, Whitehall, Hudson Falls

Places in Saratoga County
Mechanicville, Saratoga Springs, Ballston, Charlton, Clifton Park, Corinth, Day, Edinburg, Galway,Greenfield, Hadley, Halfmoon, Malta, Milton, Moreau, Northumberland, Providence, Saratoga, Stillwater, Waterford, Wiltonm, Ballston Spa, Corinth, Galway, Round Lake, Schuylerville

Places in Warren County
Glens Falls, Bolton, Chester, Hague, Horicon, Johnsburg, Lake George, Lake Luzerne, Queensbury, Stony Creek, Thurman, Warrensburg