Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) has announced the publication of a new trail travel guidebook, Cycling the Hudson and Champlain Valleys. The 400-mile north-south route of the Empire State Trail, the longest statewide trail in the nation, is the focus of the new book.
While the guidebook is geared towards bicyclists, both those planning multi-day trips and those out for a few hours, it is also an indispensable tool and resource for other outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore the trail and region, including walkers, boaters, and those traveling by car.
The guide follows the Hudson River Valley Greenway Trail from Manhattan to Whitehall and continues on through the Champlain Valley between the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain to the Canadian border at Rouses Point. The guidebook includes local history and cultural highlights, and contains extensive listings of attractions, lodging, campgrounds, breweries, wineries, bike shops, information centers, and other amenities.
The 40 easy-to-read maps, divided into four regional sections, comprise the heart of the 154-page, full-color guidebook. The spiral-bound guide’s handy 5-inch by 9-inch size fits neatly into bike saddlebags, backpacks, and glove compartments. Cycling the Hudson and Champlain Valleys also includes information on travel logistics, trip preparation, and bicycle safety.
Cycling the Hudson and Champlain Valleys retails for $26.95. Riders interested in expanding their travels westward can consider purchasing its companion guidebook, Cycling the Erie Canal.
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