|The bike path follow the RR line from Cohoes to Schenectady|
|Historical marker at the site of High Street station |
needs serious scrub work. Tree sap !
|Under Johnston Avenue named for the Harmony Mills superintendent|
|View to the east and the hills beyond the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers|
|Here a Lansing of the Dutch Hudson Valley family owned a huge farm. |
Louis St Hilaire from Napierville, Québec bought the land
from the Dutchmen in the late 19th century.
He farmed and fed the textile factory workers below in the town
The St Hilaire family farm was here
|At his intersection, the old railroad crossed Lansing Lane|
Here the RR hit and killed one of the St Hilaire's horses
Lea Langlois said her grandfather was "never the same" after his horse was killed!
Soon after passing this point, the path went out of Cohoes, under Route 9 and along the southern side of the Mohawk River and old Erie Canal. We cycled past the old Niskayuna train station that's been restored and whose roof is home to a huge hive of carpenter bees.
A few thunder clouds and some threats of rain couldn't change a beautiful day!