Thinking about a Hudson river mini tour
So, I have some vacation time coming up and am thinking about riding north from NYC along the Hudson. I only have 6 days so it would be three days out and three back. What I am finding though, is that there are very few campsites along the way. I am not sure how fully loaded the bike would be, front and rear panniers, tent , thermarest and sleeping bag, so don't know what distance I would/could cover daily. Has anyone done any self supported touring along the Hudson and know of places to camp? It wouldn't have to be a state park campground, could be a private one. I am not really interested in stealth camping (for one thing, my tent is bright orange). Might have to hotel it until I get further away from the city. I am thinking of going at least as far as Kingston, although I would not have to limit myself to the west side of the river. I know, I know, that is only about 110 miles from the city, but it has been a long time since I have toured and I don't want to over do it. If I get there and back in less than 6 days that is also fine, may want to do some sightseeing along the way.
Found one possible mapped route - http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united...york/617471271
Just as an FYI, here are the NY State Parks that allow camping - http://nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/li...S7=72&sortBy=0
This is a map which shows all of the NY State Parks. - http://nysparks.state.ny.us/gmaps/
This supported tour from Albany to NYC seems very nice, but I would rather do this on my own. - http://www.ptny.org/hudsontour/index.shtml
- they camp on college campuses and other locations by special arrangement.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Last edited by Trueblood; 07-28-09 at 06:14 PM.