Day 21 – New York Mills, NY to Amsterdam, NY – 72 miles

The day went pretty well today.

The first part of the day was a little tricky. Biking through Utica (just east of New York Mills) is terrible. No bike lanes and limited sidewalks combined with a substantial detour made it a rather unenjoyable city.

It started getting hilly just before Little Falls. I could definitely tell I’m brushing the southern Adirondack mountains. In Little Falls, the Erie Canal Trail continues east. I followed it through the Mohawk Valley.

Another great people experience occurred today in St. Johnsville. I stopped at a hot dog stand outside of a store on main street. The guy running the stand ended up giving me the food for free.

We talked for a few minutes after eating and I thanked him for the food.

I followed the canal trail all of the way to Amsterdam.

1,503 miles on the odometer for the trip. It is going quick!

One of the climbs today
Beautiful historical site along the trail


Flowers along the trail