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 http://www.mapmywalk.com/ 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.
- Schuyler Flatts
- Menands Park System
- Town of Colonie - Schuyler Flats
- NY State Museum - Schuyler Flats
- Mohawk-Hudson Bike Trail
- Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail Map
- Al-Tro Park
- Menands Wikipedia
- Time Union Blog Entry on Bike Trail
- Albany Regional Trail Perspectives Report
- CDTA Route Schedule
- USS Slater