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Sarge P from Sarasota, Fl. on 6/5/2022 6:49:19 PM:
We're staying at one of the local downtown Albany hotels after finishing the ride from Buffalo, and then taking the Amtrak (Albany-Rensselaer) back. Is there a bike lane that we can ride over the Dunn Memorial Bridge to get to the station? Or should we have the hotel shuttle us there? Thanks for any assistance.

Anonymous on 6/6/2022 5:27:26 AM:
Sarge: A bike/pedestrian lane has been added to the bridge to connect Jennings Landing at the river in Albany to Rensselaer. I have driven by it multiple times on my way to the train station, but have not ridden it. It is high and exposed, so it is not a ride for the meek, likely the reason I haven't yet seen anyone walking or riding on it. On this forum someone posted that Jennings Landing was the official terminus of the Erie Canal Trail, and that a small marker had been placed there.

Ed Marrone from SPRINGFIELD on 6/6/2022 1:54:22 PM:
Rode and walked over the Dunn Mem. Bridge mor than once. Steep climb up from the Albany side and rode over the river. Going down the ramp sign states bikes should be walked. Bridge does get a fair share of trash.

Sarge P from Sarasota on 6/21/2022 9:57:52 PM:
Thanks Ed,Yankee John, and anonymous for clarifying the trip over the bridge. As our hotel doesn't have shuttle service, we're riding over in the morning. Your clear description of the lane and route takes away any confusion. You are appreciated!

Pat from Greencastle,IN on 6/28/2022 12:25:23 PM:
Hi All…. We will be riding the trail East to West then taking Amtrak back to Rensselaer end of trip. Got that all figured out. If anyone has parked at the Amtrak station in Rensselaer and crossed the Dunn Memorial bridge by bike, I’d be interested to know how that is. We’d just need to cross over and get to the Holiday Inn Express on Broadway from the Amtrak station. Is the bridge and where to get off to catch broadway an easy task? Coming back…no worries as our car will be at our end point already, so won’t need to negotiate the bridge on return Appreciate anyone who has done this…. Thanks

Pat from Greencastle,IN on 6/28/2022 12:52:13 PM:
Following up on my post about going over the bridge…. Looks like there are a few CDTA busses that run from near the Amtrak station Herrick & East streets) to the Albany side near several hotels. Says they all have bike racks and run every 30 minutes. Cost is $1 or $2. I think this may be the way to go! At least an option we may explore

Barbara from Middleport on 6/28/2022 2:58:24 PM:
Middleport has public bathrooms and showers behind police station which is just steps from the canal path. cross lift bridge and the police station is on the right 4 buildings down. behind the building the restrooms are easy to find. there is also electric outlets on the canal.

Ed Marrone from SPRINGFIELD on 6/29/2022 4:29:16 PM:
The entrance to the Dunn Mem. bridge is just past the Dunkin on Broadway in Ren. Look for the NY Bike Rt. 5/9 sign. Long climb up and you canride over. Watch out for trash. Steep down on the Albany side with a sharp turn on the ramp. Cross street at light and you are right on the path. Usually a hot dog truck on the Ren. side (good dogs and burgers)