The Erie Canal Walk – Day One ~ Albany to Waterford

After a three-hour bus ride from Boston to Albany, Aaron and I walked about 11.5 miles along the Hudson River in the humid heat characteristic of this area. As planned, we finished our first day in Waterford, NY, a small village at the eastern end of the Erie Canal. We are camped at the Waterford Visitor Center, with a view of the Mohawk River and lock #2 on the canal.

The walking was exceedingly challenging today but we enjoyed a bit of “trail magic,” like “Kate’s Corner Deli,” an unexpected shady bench on Green Island, and Chris at the Visitor’s Center in Waterford. Chris was warm and welcoming and helped us get oriented. He also gave us the key to the showers! Tomorrow we will set off early to Schenectady. We will need to get off trail to go to Eastern Mountain Sports to buy fuel for our stove…can’t make coffee without it! Writing on this tiny iPad is difficult but I’ll do my best.

Until later,

Ann

 

Albany, New York ~ beginning of Erie Canal Walk
Albany, New York ~ beginning of Erie Canal Walk
360 miles to go!
Only 360 miles to go!
Our tent site at Waterford Visitor Center
Our tent site at Waterford Visitor Center
Waterford, NY Visitor Center at the Confluence of the Mohawk River and Erie Canal
Waterford, NY Visitor Center at the Confluence of the Mohawk River and Erie Canal
Lock #2 at Waterford, NY, the eastern terminus of the Erie Canal
Lock #2 at Waterford, NY, the eastern terminus of the Erie Canal
Early morning on the Mohawk River
Early morning on the Mohawk River
Lock #2 with boat waiting to go through
Lock #2 with boat waiting to go through

 

 

4 thoughts on “The Erie Canal Walk – Day One ~ Albany to Waterford

  1. Steve Martaindale July 6, 2016 / 10:01 am

    The confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson is where we ended our walk. Looking forward to backtracking it through your eyes. Take care in this heat.

    Like

    • bellinghamwalks July 6, 2016 / 8:25 pm

      I remember your picture from Waterford. What a charming place! Had a little trouble getting out of Cohoes but finally found the trail.Today was especially grueling with the heat. We’ll try to leave early tomorrow. All the best, Ann and Aaron

      Liked by 1 person

  2. artmaker85 July 6, 2016 / 1:54 pm

    How great that you have begun your journey and sharing the wonders of your walk so far! You are both standing and camping in areas where the tribes,settlers and industrialists once ventured. It must be a thrill to know as you make your walk, that you are walking in history. Blessings! Lynne

    Sent from my iPhone

    >

    Like

  3. Julie Selleck July 6, 2016 / 4:47 pm

    blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } 😄👫 yay!! So glad your journey has started and it sounds like a great beginning!  Happy walking! 

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

    Like

Comments are closed.