Today we rode through east-central NY north of the Catskills and south of the Adirondacks toward Albany. It was hilly and the most beautiful countryside I can recall since the grasslands of east-central South Dakota (see Day 23 below). It included farmland mixed with mountains, trees, and the Mohawk River. We took it easy, averaging less than 16 mph despite a nice tailwind, another very pleasant ride in perfect weather. We also rode for about 20 miles on a beautiful paved bike path along the Mohawk River, from which the views of the landscape and river were often stunning. The last three photos below are all views from the bike path.