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.

Leave No Trace and Love Your ADK

The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.

 

Legendary

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. Lake and mountain views, low traffic, services in Essex and Whallonsburg. 30.8 miles...
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
Westport
McConley Road POB 193, Westport | (518) 962-2287
The Barlett Pond – McConley 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.
Cross Country Skiing
702
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. This route is great for hiking, biking, and skiing. The Westport trailhead is at the...
Cycling
703
Port Henry
34 Park Place, Port Henry | (518) 597-4649
This wonderfully scenic route will go 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...
1820
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." Farms, woodlands, and lake views, watch for traffic on Routes 22...
Cycling
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. The North Hudson Pine Ridge Cemetery is the resting place of a number of War of 1812 soldiers.
1828
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
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
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
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
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. This route is great for hiking, biking, and skiing. The Westport trailhead is at the...
Hiking
703
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. This area consists of over 600 acres of privately...
Cycling
33544
Crown Point
814 Bridge Road, Crown Point | (518) 597-4649
This lovely loop offers wonderful woods and water views, and travels through history!
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
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
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. Services in...
1745
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
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! Paved, services in Willsboro, truck traffic on short stretch of County 57. Occasional steep...
Cycling
1822
Willsboro
Route 22, Willsboro
A great bike ride through small communities with lake views!
1744
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. Lake and mountain views, low traffic, services in Essex and Whallonsburg. 30.8 miles...
Cycling
1824
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. This area consists of over 600 acres of privately...
Cross Country Skiing
33544
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. This route is great for hiking, biking, and skiing. The Westport trailhead is at the...
Snowshoeing
703
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
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. The North Hudson Pine Ridge Cemetery is the resting place of a number of War of 1812 soldiers.
Cycling
1828
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
Westport
McConley Road POB 193, Westport | (518) 962-2287
The Barlett Pond – McConley 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
702
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
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." Farms, woodlands, and lake views, watch for traffic on Routes 22...
1825
Willsboro
Route 22, Willsboro
A great bike ride through small communities with lake views!
Cycling
1744
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
Crown Point
703 Creek Road, Crown Point | (518) 597-4649
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.
Cycling
1742
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
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! Paved, services in Willsboro, truck traffic on short stretch of County 57. Occasional steep...
1822
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. Services in...
Cycling
1745
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
Port Henry
34 Park Place, Port Henry | (518) 597-4649
This wonderfully scenic route will go 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...
Cycling
1820
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
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
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
Plattsburgh
Plattsburgh | (518) 682-6066
The Adirondack Mountains have long been home to true outdoor enthusiasts. The people that come here live and breath the mountain life, grounding themselves among the natural beauty of the High Peaks. For a mountain biker, there's no better setting...
Attractions
37901
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
Plattsburgh
Plattsburgh | (518) 682-6066
The Adirondack Mountains have long been home to true outdoor enthusiasts. The people that come here live and breath the mountain life, grounding themselves among the natural beauty of the High Peaks. For a mountain biker, there's no better setting...
Guide Services
37901
Plattsburgh
Plattsburgh | (518) 682-6066
The Adirondack Mountains have long been home to true outdoor enthusiasts. The people that come here live and breath the mountain life, grounding themselves among the natural beauty of the High Peaks. For a mountain biker, there's no better setting...
Cycling
37901
Au Sable Chasm
2144 Route 9 POB 390, Au Sable Chasm | (518) 834-9990
Cycling
360