Cycling

Cycling

With the wind in your hair and the Coast in your sights, biking is a favorite way to explore the Lake Champlain Region. //  Keep voting for your ADK favorites:Lake, pond, or river?Family-friendly, close-to-town trek with best views?Where will you reel in the big one?Favorite 6er?Which way up?Winter activities, anyone?What’s your next bite?
Guest Blogger: Audrey Schwartzberg Communications Associate, Adirondack North Country AssociationHitting the roadI’m on my trusty touring bike, hauling my 5-year-old in the Burly buggy. She’d rather be pedaling her big-girl bike, but she’ll have to be content admiring the view from the trailer. My husband and son are up ahead pedaling [almost] in tandem with their bicycle/tag-along combo. Grandpop is joining us for the day, and Grandma...
Crown Point, N.Y. — A public meeting will be held to present new traffic restrictions for the Lake Champlain Bridge at 10 a.m. on April 15 at the Lake Champlain Visitors Center in Crown Point, N.Y. The new regulations are being put into place in order to facilitate a safer flow of traffic in response to an overwhelming increase in cycling activity in the Lake Champlain region.The bridge, which spans between Crown Point, New York and...
Living in the Adirondacks means that we have a glut of options when it comes to trails. From anywhere in Lake Placid you can ride to several great trail networks. A short drive away Wilmington has miles and miles of quality trails. Whiteface Mountain has lift service downhill and now there is a gravity trail at Mount Pisgah in Saranac Lake. But as much as I love lapping the trails that I know well, I love exploring new trails even more.In my...
It’s just like riding a bike.  Which is to say that it is not like running or skiing. Or sitting at a desk.If there's one thing I’ve learned over the years, it is that no matter how many miles I’ve run or cross-country skied over the winter, switching to road cycling in the spring offers a few challenges. Sure, it seems like it would be an easy transition from a mix of running and sitting at a desk for too many hours a day, to moving your...
Abundance of Recreation and NatureSituated directly on the Adirondack Coast, on Lake Shore Road about half way between the hamlets of Westport and Essex, is an unusual site - a remarkable playground for any outdoor enthusiast. There is a plethora of outdoor experiences and recreational opportunities to be had all in one place, rather a one-stop “shopping mall” for nature lovers. This site has everything: history, water, views, cliffs, forest,...
Lake Champlain Adirondack Coast BikingThe term “coast” as applied to a stretch of land elicits a certain image in your mind, right? You’d think that a region along a “coast” would consist of a largely flat, waterfront landscape.Well, the Adirondack Coast IS, indeed comprised in part of rolling farmlands along the western shore of Lake Champlain. But it is also the eastern edge of the Adirondacks, after all, so there’s bound to be a hill or two....
To me, early warm days in March - even the short-lived ones - are more fun than a January thaw; because they are sure to be back for good very soon.This time of year in the Adirondacks offers the same advantages as the November off-season. Depending on the elevation you choose, you can often ski in the morning in the High Peaks and bike in the afternoon on the Adirondack Coast. I'm happy to have the trails and roads to myself during these...