The Black Bridge Trail connects the communities of Waterford, Cohoes, and Green Island just north of Albany in eastern New York. As it parallels Delaware Avenue, it is sometimes referred to as the Delaware Avenue Trail. The trail was completed in 2011 and its centerpiece was the rehabilitation of the former Delaware & Hudson Railroad Bridge, built in the 1890s, that spans the Mohawk River.
Rails to Trails - Black Bridge Trail
Distance: 2.1 miles
Difficulty: Easy, good for small children
Trail surface: Asphalt
"The trail begins in Waterford, a quintessential canal town home to both the Erie Canal and Champlain Canal. At the Waterford Harbor Visitor Center, you can learn about these important waterways, enjoy watching the locks and the boats going by, and walk to nearby shops and restaurants. Come on a Sunday and you’ll also find a lively farmers market. In Cohoes, you’ll find another highlight of the trail: the Van Schaick Mansion, dating back to the Revolutionary War. This historical home is located at the intersection of Van Schaick and Delaware Avenues, and tours are available by appointment."
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Things To Do at Black Bridge Trail
Hiking / Walking
Van Schaick Mansion Historic Site
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