Hoosic River Greenway

New York

Hoosic River Greenway Facts

States: New York
Counties: Rensselaer
Length: 2.5 miles
Trail end points: Waterworks Road and Sewer Plant Road
Trail surfaces: Gravel
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6298523
Trail activities: Fishing, Mountain Biking, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Hoosic River Greenway Description

The Hoosic River Greenway spans 2.5 miles along the river’s east bank through the Village of Hoosick Falls. The gravel pathway follows the former route of the Boston Hoosac Tunnel & Western Railway, which was formed in 1878. Today, the trail provides a pleasantly wooded corridor for enjoying the outdoors and also accessing the village’s shops and restaurants. For anyone needing some inspiration for their workout, there is a fitness station as well as signs along the greenway, each describing a different physical activity. 

Parking and Trail Access

Cars can park at the southern or northern ends of the trail, or in between. The southern end is at the end of Waterworks Road and the northern end is just past the railroad tracks on Sewer Plant Road. In the center, parking is available at the lot at the corner of Classic and Church streets.

Hoosic River Greenway Reviews

http://blog.russnelson.com/bicycling/1350928220.html

Rode the Hoosick Greenway Trail on Oct 22 2012. Only half of my ride was on the trail. It wasn't clear where the trail ends, so I just kept on riding until it because very obvious that I had left the trail. Ended up at Hoosick Junction where there was a train idling, waiting for a green signal to proceed.

Sure enough, just as soon as I started back south, I heard a whistle in the distance. The approaching train was blocking the stopped train's path. They would get the green signal just as soon as it left the block, and the switch was thrown.

The trail is dirt. Goes through a mature forest on the north side, so there is no brush and you can see the Hoosic River as you go. Unfortunately, I didn't know that the trail went to the south also. That looks more like a grassy path.

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