Recently people have been joining me on my Sunday Walks in Downtown Albany. Typically, I walk in Albany when I'm scheduled as a tour guide on the USS Slater (DE Docent). A slide show and a map are detailed at this blog entry. The USS Slater is now open. I plan on walking in Albany on Monday, Memorial Day, May 27. You can contact me at:

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

2910-11-30 Monthly Log

Total Miles logged 113 for November

Walks Included:

  • Local Neighborhood Loop (1.7 - 3.0 miles), 32 times
  • Oakwood Cemetery Loop (3.2 - 6.3 miles), 5 times
  • Downtown Albany (~ 3.2 miles), 4 times
  • Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands (2.5 - 3.3 miles), 2 times
  • The Crossings, Colonie (1.7 miles), 1 time

2010-10-20, Schuyler Flats Cultural Park to USS Slater

This is roughly a six mile walk along the Hudson River. During the fall fo 2010 I was working on a Scouting Outreach Program for the USS Slater. One requirement for a Second Class Scout is to take a five mile hike. I wanted to explore the idea of taking a five mile hike to the USS Slater. I used to lay out a walk along the Hudson-Mohawk Bike Path.

I arranged to have a friend pick me up at the USS Slater and take me to Schuyler Flats Cultural Park in Menands, NY. From the park it's a short walk north to the Hudson-Mohawk Bike Path Parking Lot (4th and Broadway). At a reasonable pace the walk takes a little over two hours. The day I walked the National Guard was conducting a run along the trail. The walk passes the old site of the Al-tro Amusement Park. Near Albany there were plenty of lunch time walkers.

Please note that the USS Slater is moored on the Albany side of the Hudson River from April until November. It's also possible to take a bus from downtown Albany, to a point near Schuyler Flats (I believe it's route 22). Next year I'll probably test this option.