Biking in Lake Champlain

Featuring scenic country roads, impressive backdrops and a variety of terrain for all fitness levels, the Adirondack Coast of Lake Champlain offers some of the best biking in the Adirondacks. Whether you're looking for an afternoon ride, an all-day trek, or an easy-to-extreme mountain biking adventure, the Lake Champlain Region has plenty of trails, roads and routes to explore.

Bikeways and loops

Don't miss the Adirondack Coast Bikeways, the premiere network of 14 themed loops that is part of the 1,600 miles of the Lake Champlain Bikeways, which circumvent Lake Champlain extend into Quebec, Canada.


Adirondack Bikeways

  • the Acres of Apples ride for a trip around five different orchards.
  • the Fort to Fort loop and travel from one historic fort to the next.
  • Iron to Iron for a picturesque route through Port Henry, an homage to the Industrial Revolution.

Many of the routes go past restaurants, museums and a variety of other Lake Champlain attractions.

Dirt and trails

If thrills and spills are what you seek, check out:

  • Stoney Lonesome loop is a half-day trip of riding on remote, unpaved roads with a variety of terrain.
  • Coon Mountain Circuit is an 18.5 mile Lake Champlain mountain biking loop that includes Split Rock Mountain, Webb-Royce Swamp and Coon Mountain.

Glimpse an array of wildlife, including bald eagles and peregrine falcons, enjoy beautiful views and take advantage of the hiking trails along the way!

From leisurely rides to serious treks, the Lake Champlain biking routes can accommodate any type of adventure. View the Lake Champlain lodging list and book your trip today. 

Click on the image above to view a map of a mini-network of biking loops. 


Acres of Apples

Travel through five different apple orchards. A special delight in the spring blooming season! Spectacular views of the "Grand Canyon of the East," Ausable Chasm.

Farms, woodlands, and...

Port Kent Ferry Dock, Keeseville, 12944
Osprey Way Loop

Get a "bird's eye view" of many different vistas in this bike loop marked by a osprey's nest visible from the road. Ride between lake and meadow views, with mountains as a backdrop on both sides...

Lake Road, Crown Point, 12928
Water's Edge Trail

Travel a winding loop along the AuSable River, with views of the Adirondack Mountains and river valleys. Clintonville almost became the capital of New York State!

River and mountain views,...

Route 22, Keeseville, 12944
Surrounded by Water

Begin the ride in the town of Willsboro, and go back in time with a visit to Adsit Cabin, built in 1778 for a family of sixteen! Numerous houses made of Lake Champlain Blue Stone.


Route 22, Willsboro, 12996
Coon Mountain Circuit

Along with the gorgeous views of the Adirondack Mountains and Lake Champlain, there are also wonderful hiking possibilities along this route. Services are available in Essex and Whallonsburg....

Main St, Essex, 12936
Ensign Pond Road

This lovely route is also a symbol of friendship: look for the stone with an image of the two shaking hands etched in it. The North Hudson Pine Ridge Cemetery is the resting place of a number of...

Ensign Pond Road, Moriah, 12960
Lake Champlain Bikeways

Lake Champlain Bikeways is a public/private initiative to create a network of interconnected, international bicycle routes. To date, a 350-mile route around Lake Champlain has been identified and...

, Crown Point, 12928
Fort to Fort

Take a tour of the countryside around two of America's most historic forts. This route includes abundant vantage points to behold Lake Champlain and distant mountains.

All paved & flat...

814 Bridge Road, Crown Point, 12928
Stony Lonesome Loop

Get off the asphalt! This spectacular half day of mountain biking is on mostly remote, unpaved roads, with a variety of hills and valleys, open and wooded terrain, marshes, ponds, and streams....

703 Creek Road, Crown Point, 12928
Mountain Spring Road Trail

The Mountain Spring Road Trail is an easy, 8-mile-loop that follows a seasonal road through the Adirondack foothills, known as the West Champlain Hills, to Mineville. This route is great for for...

Stevenson Road
POB 193, Westport, 12993
Paradox Lake Paths

Many quiet paved roads give access to Paradox Lake Campground on Dark Bay. Excellent for children!

A day use pass offers boat rental availability, restrooms, picnic tables, bbq grills, and...

897 NYS Route 74, Paradox, 12858
Ausable Chasm Campground and Recreation Center-Mountain Bike Center
2144 Route 9
POB 390, Au Sable Chasm, 12911