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.
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.
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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.