The Mohawk Hudson Bike/Hike Trail is a 36.8-mile trail that runs from Steamboat Square in downtown Albany to Rotterdam Junction in Schenectady County, and makes up the easternmost portion of the Erie Canalway. Sections of the trail are frequently quite busy with walkers, runners, and dog-walkers all enjoying the route. Much of it is a rail trail, created from sections of the old Troy & Schenectady Railroad. For those planning a visit, there’s a handy list of access points (with details about parking) on the website of the Friends of the Mohawk Hudson Bike/Hike Trail. The trail has a number of scenic views of the Erie Canal, passes by multiple canal locks and also offers beautiful views of farmland and wooded areas.