I tried searching the boards, but I didn't see an specific info about the Albany area....
I'm trying to work out a 3-4 day mini-tour. Since it looks like I can catch a train from Boston to Albany, I thought about cycling along the Erie canal. It would mean I could cycle around 70-90 miles out of Albany and back.
I'd be very interested to hear from people who have already done it. Specifically:
1. Is it easy to get to the canal from the train station?
2. Is the scenery nice once you get out of Albany? Or is it just extended industrial areas? (Hard to tell from maps.google.) Or am I really better trying to go somewhere else?
3. Has anyone got any recommendations for campsites or any other resources? (Any recommended routes off the canal would be terrific too.)