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 circumnavigate Lake Champlain and extend into Quebec, Canada.

Try a theme loop:

  • The Acres of Apples takes you through Peru's picturesque apple country with its orchards and farms, reflecting its agrarian heritage. The upper Champlain Valley ranks among the top US apple-producing regions, second only to parts of Washington. Along the route, you'll pass five different apple orchards, each with its unique history and charm, while also enjoying scenic views of the area's natural beauty.

  • The Fort to Fort Loop!  Discover a scenic route from the Lake Champlain Bridge Heritage Area which includes Crown Point State Historic Site, 500 acres of history, archeology and nature on both sides of the bridge. Explore historic fort ruins, a lighthouse, orchards, and farms, and visit restored Fort Ticonderoga.  

  • Iron to Iron for a picturesque route through Port Henry, where you'll discover mining history. Visit the local mining museum and outdoor train exhibit at the former Witherbee Sherman & Co mine headquarters. As you ride through scenic farmlands and orchards, you'll reach Ironville, home to the Penfield Homestead Museum, showcasing early iron mining and refining processes at the birthplace of the first electromagnet.

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

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Two cyclists go past a farm during fall
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Or try the Empire State Trail!  

In 2017, New York State launched the 750-mile Empire State Trail to promote outdoor recreation, healthy lifestyles, community vitality, and tourism-driven economic development. The trail invites people of all ages and abilities to explore New York's urban centers, rural communities, and diverse history, spanning from New York City through the Hudson River Valley, west to Buffalo via the Erie Canal, and north to the Champlain Valley and Adirondacks. It unites New York's unique experiences, people, and places.

Click the banner below for more information on biking in the Adirondacks including events, routes, tours, and more!

Gravel riding

In the mood for something a bit more rugged but aren't looking for the mountain bike trails? The Lake Champlain Region's gravel riding is the best of both worlds!

  • 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.

  • Lewis Gravel Route offers trails perfect for beginner, intermediate, and experienced riders.

  • Penfield Loop is a more challenging ride, starting at the birthplace of modern electricity. 

Love Your ADK

By taking the Love Your Adirondacks Pledge and practicing Leave No Trace ethics you can help ensure that the forests, waterways, and communities of the Adirondacks remain beautiful and unique for generations to come. Be mindful of sharing the road, and following all rules and suggestions for safe riding.  

Legendary

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.
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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.
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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.
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1743
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
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!
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1822
Willsboro
Route 22, Willsboro
A great bike ride through small communities with lake views!
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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.
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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.
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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
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.
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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
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...
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Crown Point
814 Bridge Road, Crown Point | (518) 597-4649
This lovely loop offers wonderful woods and water views, and travels through history!
1823
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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