More flowers are in bloom along the Erie Canalway bike trail in and around Fultonville, NY, though there are some challenges.
In addition to the flowers pictured here, the orange day-lilies, called “Tiger Lilies” by many, have begun to bloom. They will probably be blooming (one bud a day) for the next week or two. Also blooming are the pretty and weedy yellow flower pictured below, as well as another pretty and weedy plant, known as the creeping bellflower. The pink clematis that I mentioned in my last trail post is also still blooming, but I have a picture this time. All of these are visible within two miles of Fultonville.
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Fonda and Fultonville, NY are two very small villages along the New York State Barge Canal (formerly the Erie Canal) in Montgomery County in East Central New York. Recently, the neighboring county to the north, Fulton County, had a study prepared that attempted to identify alternate routes that could carry tractor trailers from Thruway Exit 28 in Fultonville to its 200-acre Johnstown Industrial Park five miles away and alleviate traffic and infrastructure challenges in the two villages. Continue reading “Fulton and Montgomery Counties, NY: Does a bypass to the Johnstown Industrial Park already exist? Only a regional approach can answer this question.”
Blooming along the Erie Canalway Bike and Walking trail in Fultonville, NY on June 9 are Clematis and some sort of wild rose. When the bike trail was put in several years ago, some thoughtful person took it upon themselves to plant clematis along the fenced part of the trail, heading west from the Route 30A – Route 5s junction. Both the purple clematis (jackmanii?) and a very attractive pink clematis can be found along this section.
At the very corner referenced above (Routes 30A & 5s), can be found a huge, very pleasant-smelling bush of small white rose-like flowers. Both the rosebush and purple clematis are pictured above. As you may be able to see, the rosebush is overgrowing a crabapple (bloomed earlier this year) and is competing with several weedy box elders.