It doesn't get much better than this

Scenic country roads, impressive backdrops, and a variety of terrain for all fitness levels — sounds like the open spaces of the Champlain Valley! The Lake Champlain Region's diverse landscape means there are plenty of options for two-wheeled adventures. The legendary waters of Lake Champlain make a nice companion to a ride and so do the mountains of the High Peaks, which tower above rolling farmland and gentle forests. Whether you are looking for an afternoon ride, an all-day trek, or a mountain biking adventure, the Lake Champlain Region has plenty of trails, roads, and routes to explore.

A cyclist crosses the Lake Champlain Bridge.

Long days, amazing rides

When you're looking for a scenic ride with wide-open views of the landscape, a dash of history, and safe roads, the Lake Champlain Region is the place to do it. Gentle country roads roll up, over, and around picturesque farmlands, forests, and mountains. Glide past the sparkling waters of Lake Champlain, past the ruins of an early colonial fort, and even soar over the lake via the Lake Champlain Bridge. With quaint small towns dotting the landscape, you'll find plenty of spots to rest your legs and fuel your body.

When there's snow-where else to ride

For folks who don't want to hang up the bike for the winter, we have the answer: fat tire biking. Hop on a fat tire bike and enjoy the sensation of riding great trails in your own winter wonderland. It's a fun, healthy way to spend time in the great outdoors of the Lake Champlain Region. The views are great and we love the adventure of floating over the snow on super-wide, knobby tires. It's a different experience, but it's a fun one nonetheless!

Year-round, the scenery of the Lake Champlain Region is sublime for cycling and we have plenty of backroads to give riders a quiet, peaceful ride.

Ride with Gratitude 

We invite you to take the Ride with Gratitude pledge and live out the principles that help make our trails accessible and here for good. 

1. Respect this gift

Riding trails on public or private lands is a gift, not a right. That hiker we just passed? She might own the land we’re riding on. With every ride, let’s remember to be grateful for the landowners and others who make it possible.

2. Protect nature

Enjoy nature, don’t ruin it. Keep on the trails. Erosion is our single highest impact when we’re out riding. Skidding causes erosion. Cutting corners can cut off access. Riding muddy trails messes it up for everyone. If we see animals, don’t bother them, remember them. Pick up trash, pack it out, carpool here and back.

3. Care for others 

We share the trails with others, and they have the same rights and responsibilities as each of us. If someone needs help, we help. If someone needs encouragement, we share our enthusiasm. And if it’s going to make the situation better, we dismount. Be nice, yield to others, and give a smile.

4. Be the example

We know our limits, and we ride within them. Beyond the ride, let’s park where we’re supposed to keep the tunes to a dull roar, and leave the IPAs for après somewhere else. Reckless behavior? A simple, polite call out will do.

Legendary

Elizabethtown
Lords Road, Elizabethtown | (518) 962-2287
The Blueberry Hill Trails are located in the Town of Elizabethtown and were built for hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing. There are several other viewing areas within the trail system that are quite rewarding.
Snowshoeing
1837
Essex
Main St, Essex | (518) 597-4649
Along with the gorgeous views of the Adirondack Mountains and Lake Champlain and great cycling roads, there are also wonderful hiking possibilities along this route.
1827
Crown Point
Lake Road, Crown Point | (518) 597-4649
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.
1829
Willsboro
Route 22, Willsboro
A great bike ride through small communities with lake views!
Cycling
1744
Westport
Stevenson Road, Westport | (518) 962-2287
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.
Hiking
703
Westport
Stevenson Road, Westport | (518) 962-2287
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.
Cycling
703
Westport
Stevenson Road, Westport | (518) 962-2287
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.
Snowshoeing
703
Keeseville
Port Kent Ferry Dock, Keeseville | (518) 597-4649
Travel through five different apple orchards. Getting there Services in Port Kent and Peru. 24.4 miles - Port Kent & Peru. Map & turn by turn directions on the PDF. Cycling A special delight in the spring blooming season! There are also spectacular...
1826
Elizabethtown
Lords Road, Elizabethtown | (518) 962-2287
The Blueberry Hill Trails are located in the Town of Elizabethtown and were built for hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing. There are several other viewing areas within the trail system that are quite rewarding.
Campgrounds
1837
Keeseville
Port Kent Ferry Dock, Keeseville | (518) 597-4649
Travel through five different apple orchards. Getting there Services in Port Kent and Peru. 24.4 miles - Port Kent & Peru. Map & turn by turn directions on the PDF. Cycling A special delight in the spring blooming season! There are also spectacular...
Cycling
1826
Essex
Main St, Essex | (518) 597-4649
Upstate New York was the cradle of women's rights. Celebrate this slice of history with gorgeous views and abundant wildlife near Split Rock Mountain Wild Forest.
Cycling
1824
Essex
Main St, Essex | (518) 597-4649
Along with the gorgeous views of the Adirondack Mountains and Lake Champlain and great cycling roads, there are also wonderful hiking possibilities along this route.
Cycling
1827
Essex
Main St, Essex | (518) 597-4649
Upstate New York was the cradle of women's rights. Celebrate this slice of history with gorgeous views and abundant wildlife near Split Rock Mountain Wild Forest.
1824
Keeseville
Route 22, Keeseville | (518) 597-4649
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, some heavier traffic areas with limited shoulders.
1745
Port Henry
16 Park Place, Port Henry | (518) 597-4649
Take a day long ride through some of the most remote paved roads in the whole park. View dozens of ponds and wetlands, cross several headwaters, and see some historic mining and farming areas. 36.3 miles, Intermediate. Paved roads, remote areas with...
1821
Willsboro
Route 22, Willsboro | (518) 597-4649
The Reber area is a rolling patchwork of woods, houses, and farm fields with vistas of the western Adirondacks. Don't miss the stone octagonal schoolhouse!
1822
Port Henry
34 Park Place, Port Henry | (518) 597-4649
This wonderfully scenic route goes by some of the most pivotal elements of the Industrial Revolution, explained by the two museums along the route. Mostly paved, cross bike recommended. Very hilly remote roads with limited services and some logging truck
Cycling
1820
Crown Point
814 Bridge Road, Crown Point | (518) 597-4649
This lovely loop offers wonderful woods and water views, and travels through history!
Cycling
1823
Elizabethtown
Lords Road, Elizabethtown | (518) 962-2287
The Blueberry Hill Trails are located in the Town of Elizabethtown and were built for hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing. There are several other viewing areas within the trail system that are quite rewarding.
Cycling
1837
Port Henry
16 Park Place, Port Henry | (518) 597-4649
Take a day long ride through some of the most remote paved roads in the whole park. View dozens of ponds and wetlands, cross several headwaters, and see some historic mining and farming areas. 36.3 miles, Intermediate. Paved roads, remote areas with...
Cycling
1821
Elizabethtown
Lobdell Lane, Elizabethtown | (518) 523-1365
​Otis Mountain Recreation Area is a 1940’s ski hill that has evolved into a challenging mountain bike, ski, and trail running destination, and is the home of the Otis Mountain Get Down music festival.  
Cross Country Skiing
33544
Westport
1234 Stevenson Rd, Westport | (518) 597-4649
This rolling route has some isolated steep hills in the mountains and easy cruises around Lake Champlain. Find out why Elizabethtown, the county seat, was first named "Pleasant Valley."
1825
Moriah
Ensign Pond Road, Moriah | (518) 597-4649
This lovely route is also a symbol of friendship: look for the stone with an image of the two shaking hands etched in it.
1828
Crown Point
814 Bridge Road, Crown Point
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.
Cycling
1743
Elizabethtown
Lords Road, Elizabethtown | (518) 962-2287
The Blueberry Hill Trails are located in the Town of Elizabethtown and were built for hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing. There are several other viewing areas within the trail system that are quite rewarding.
Cross Country Skiing
1837
Crown Point
814 Bridge Road, Crown Point
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.
1743
Elizabethtown
Lords Road, Elizabethtown | (518) 962-2287
The Blueberry Hill Trails are located in the Town of Elizabethtown and were built for hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing. There are several other viewing areas within the trail system that are quite rewarding.
Hiking
1837
Port Henry
34 Park Place, Port Henry | (518) 597-4649
This wonderfully scenic route goes by some of the most pivotal elements of the Industrial Revolution, explained by the two museums along the route. Mostly paved, cross bike recommended. Very hilly remote roads with limited services and some logging truck
1820
Lewis
Rte 9, Lewis
This 1.4 mile loop is considered easy. The loop trails travels through a forest and along a wetland. 
Cycling
24778
Keeseville
Route 22, Keeseville | (518) 597-4649
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, some heavier traffic areas with limited shoulders.
Cycling
1745
Moriah
Ensign Pond Road, Moriah | (518) 597-4649
This lovely route is also a symbol of friendship: look for the stone with an image of the two shaking hands etched in it.
Cycling
1828
Westport
1234 Stevenson Rd, Westport | (518) 597-4649
This rolling route has some isolated steep hills in the mountains and easy cruises around Lake Champlain. Find out why Elizabethtown, the county seat, was first named "Pleasant Valley."
Cycling
1825
Elizabethtown
Lords Road, Elizabethtown | (518) 962-2287
The Blueberry Hill Trails are located in the Town of Elizabethtown and were built for hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing. There are several other viewing areas within the trail system that are quite rewarding.
Running
1837
Willsboro
Route 22, Willsboro | (518) 597-4649
The Reber area is a rolling patchwork of woods, houses, and farm fields with vistas of the western Adirondacks. Don't miss the stone octagonal schoolhouse!
Cycling
1822
Elizabethtown
Lobdell Lane, Elizabethtown | (518) 523-1365
​Otis Mountain Recreation Area is a 1940’s ski hill that has evolved into a challenging mountain bike, ski, and trail running destination, and is the home of the Otis Mountain Get Down music festival.  
Cycling
33544
Willsboro
Route 22, Willsboro
A great bike ride through small communities with lake views!
1744
Crown Point
Lake Road, Crown Point | (518) 597-4649
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.
Cycling
1829
Crown Point
814 Bridge Road, Crown Point | (518) 597-4649
This lovely loop offers wonderful woods and water views, and travels through history!
1823
Crown Point
Crown Point | (866) 843-5253
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 mapped, as well as a network of shorter loops which...
Cycling
1740
Au Sable Chasm
2144 Route 9 POB 390, Au Sable Chasm | (518) 834-9990
Ausable Chasm offers 25 miles of mountain bike trails for people of all abilities, and it's all waiting for you at the Ausable Chasm Campground and Recreation Center. Our easy beginner and intermediate loops are double wide trails, perfect for riding...
Attractions
360
Au Sable Chasm
2144 Route 9 POB 390, Au Sable Chasm | (518) 834-9990
Ausable Chasm offers 25 miles of mountain bike trails for people of all abilities, and it's all waiting for you at the Ausable Chasm Campground and Recreation Center. Our easy beginner and intermediate loops are double wide trails, perfect for riding...
Cycling
360
Elizabethtown
Route 9N, Elizabethtown
Cobble Hill Trails in Elizabethtown are a mix of established, older double track and newer, flowy single track trails. Adjacent to the golf course, Route 9N, the heart of town, and the Blueberry Hill Trails makes this a good option for inclusion in...
Cycling
75656

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