I really enjoy photographing while biking. I can get a bike into almost anywhere and when I see something, I can easily pedal on over and get the shot. I use a Fujifilm x20 for all my biking photography. This camera is very light and simple to use. It has a built in zoom so I can cover a lot of area and be as creative as I need to be.
I also enjoy riding the Rail trails in this area. There are plenty of books and webpages to investigate and ride. This trail is part of The Empire State Trailway which when finished, can take you from one end of New York to the other.
The Empire State Trail incorporates many rail trails that connect with each other. This particular trail is the Maybrook Trailway which leads into the Putnam Trailway.
There are many apps out there for riding. I like to use trail link. It is very easy to use and very informative. Enjoy the ride!