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.
Mountain/cross bike recommended. Remote unpaved roads with limited services. Museum, swimming, wildlife, low traffic.
This spectacular loop is on mostly remote, unpaved, gently-rolling roads. It's recommended for cyclists in good physical shape with a cross/mountain bike. Traffic is generally minimal. A good start/end point is at the Penfield Museum in Ironville. You can also connect from Ticonderoga via Routes 74 and 2 or off Interstate 87, via Route 2 near North Hudson.
From the Penfield Museum in Ironville turn south on County 2/Corduroy Rd. At the 1.5 mile point turn R on Stony Lonesome Road which becomes Fleming Pond Road–unpaved. At 4.2 miles there is a Bus turnaround. At 4.5 miles look for a beaver dam on the left if you look back. At 8.1 miles turn R on Letsonville Road (no sign). There is a sign for Fleming Pd Road. At 13.8 miles bear R on Old Furnace Rd. At 15.3 miles pavement starts again. At 16.6 miles bear L on Corduroy Road to go back to Penfield Museum in Ironville.