Biking the Adirondack Coast

Cycling on Lake Champlain

It’s that time of year again, when biking enthusiasts of all ages and ability-levels from around the world descend on the Adirondacks to explore the region’s scenic roads and mountain trails. Riding around, one can see Lake Placid Ironman competitors, mountain biking aficionados, and vacationing families, all taking advantage of the area’s unique bikeways.

For the road cyclist, there are few better locations to ride than the Adirondack Coast of Lake Champlain. Rolling hills on quiet roads amidst gorgeous scenery await.  Themed routes are outlined in an area that stretches from the natural wonder of Ausable Chasm in the north to historic Fort Ticonderoga in the south.  

The Adirondack Coast Bikeways consist of a network of 14 loops included in the 750-mile Lake Champlain Bikeways running from Lake Champlain to Chambly, Quebec. Try out the Acres of Apples loop that tours five area orchards or if you’re looking to experience more local history, try the Fort to Fort tour from Crown Point to Fort Ticonderoga.

When it’s time to brake - or break - be sure to sample the many dining options in the region, and plan to stay for a while and explore it all; peruse the entire list of lodging options, from hotels to Inns to B&B’s.

For more information about the natural, historic and recreational opportunities on New York’s Adirondack Coast, visit