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Old 09-28-09, 02:04 PM   #1
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Looking for foliage around NY

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone had recommendations on biking routes through upstate NY or thereabouts where I can see a lot of foliage. I am hoping to combine a one, two, or three-day weekend biking trip with my camera equipment on my back, so information on nearby lakes/rivers/creeks would be great as well.

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Old 09-28-09, 03:54 PM   #2
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http://fallgetaways.iloveny.com/foliage_report.html
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Old 09-28-09, 06:54 PM   #3
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I was in the Taconic/Birkshire Mtns today and the colors are just beginning to show. NY Route 22 is a designated bike route, Millerton has a railtrail that is about 10 miles long. http://www.hvrt.org/
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You could join myself and the locals here in the western finger lakes this weekend. We have a fall foliage festival this coming weekend in Cohocton NY. The Foliage and views cannot be beat in the finger lakes.
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I like that link... THANKS !
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Old 09-29-09, 12:32 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the ideas and the invitation. Unfortunately, I have the MS NYC ride this Sunday so I'm planning on doing it the week after that.
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Finger Lakes +1. Rode around Canandaigua Lake this July - Gaw-jess, simply gaw-jess.
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I'm a Western US kid, ALL of New York has amazing foliage, as far as I've seen!

One of my favorite areas when I was over there was leaving NYC North on 9W, then crossing over the Bear Mountain bridge and continuing north on 9D. It was foggy and rainy though, kind of made that area perfect.

Ooh, also somewhere between Batavia and Canandaigua on 5 (going East) we came over a hill and could see the rolling hills of Upstate New York. Absolutely gorgeous.

I can imagine the Adirondacks being very nice this time of year too. Brisk! Haha, I think I kind of fell in love with New York when I was there. Beautiful state.
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Another vote for the Fingerlakes region (maybe I'm partial cause I live there). You couldn't have asked for a more picture perfect day for riding than we had today (especially after the last week of rain). From the looks of things, colors should be peaking by next weekend.
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I've decided to drive to Wassaic and ride up the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. Initially, I was going to take Metro North from Grand Central after getting a bike permit, but after looking at the train times, I don't think I would be able to get the photos I want. The photos I have seen of the Finger Lakes are incredible, but it is just too far of a drive for me. I'll be sure to post a link to the photo set here.
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The leaves are are just starting to do their thing here in Dutchess County - the Harlem Valley Rail Trail will be a nice ride. The trail has two open sections - the 12-mile section from Wassaic to Millerton and then a four-mile section from that runs to Copake Falls.

There is about eight miles between the two sections, but it's a nice ride with a wide shoulder. You can also hike to Bish Bash Falls from near where the second section ends. (You would have to lock your bike at the state park.)

If time permits, it's a relatively short drive to the new Walkway over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie/Highland. It's spectacular.
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Thanks, wish I had read your response before I left. It was pretty cold out, but a nice ride nevertheless. After going down the trail to Bish Bash Falls, I decided to try the road on the way back, but it was much less fun than the trail:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ccho/se...7622451720763/

I think I will try to plan a multi-day trip to the finger lakes or Vermont next year.
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Another vote for the Fingerlakes! The Finger Lakes Cycling Club has great routes and maps around Ithaca

http://flcycling.org/
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Thanks, wish I had read your response before I left. It was pretty cold out, but a nice ride nevertheless. After going down the trail to Bish Bash Falls, I decided to try the road on the way back, but it was much less fun than the trail:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ccho/se...7622451720763/

I think I will try to plan a multi-day trip to the finger lakes or Vermont next year.
Beautiful photo's!!! Looks like you had a nice ride.
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