Road Cycling

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 circumvent Lake Champlain and extend into Quebec, Canada.

Try:

  • The Acres of Apples ride for a trip around five different orchards.
  • The Fort to Fort loop and travel from one historic fort to the next.
  • Iron to Iron for a picturesque route through Port Henry, an homage to the Industrial Revolution.
  • Many of the routes go past restaurants, museums and a variety of other Lake Champlain attractions.

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Fort to Fort

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.

All paved & flat...

Location: 
814 Bridge Road, Crown Point, 12928
Mountain-Coast Connector

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."

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Location: 
1234 Stevenson Rd, Westport, 12993
Bartlett Pond-McConley Road Trail

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. This route is great...

Location: 
McConley Road
POB 193, Westport, 12993
Osprey Way Loop

Cycling

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...

Location: 
Lake Road, Crown Point, 12928
Water's Edge Trail

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,...

Location: 
Route 22, Keeseville, 12944
Woman's Suffrage Way

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,...

Location: 
Main St, Essex, 12936
Acres of Apples

Travel through five different apple orchards.

Cycling

A special delight in the spring blooming season! Spectacular views of the "Grand Canyon of the East," Ausable Chasm.

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Location: 
Port Kent Ferry Dock, Keeseville, 12944
Iron to Iron

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...

Location: 
34 Park Place, Port Henry, 12974
Surrounded by Water

Begin the ride in the town of Willsboro, and go back in time with a visit to Adsit Cabin, built in 1778 for a family of sixteen! Numerous houses made of Lake Champlain Blue Stone.

Mostly...

Location: 
Route 22, Willsboro, 12996
Rolling Reber Ramble

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,...

Location: 
Route 22, Willsboro, 12996
Wet & Wild

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....

Location: 
16 Park Place, Port Henry, 12974
Coon Mountain Circuit

Cycling

This route includes Split Rock Mountain,...

Location: 
Main St, Essex, 12936
Joe's Random Scoot

This lovely loop offers wonderful woods and water views. The entire hamlet of Essex is designated as a National Historic District, with 160 structures built between 1810 and 1860.

Open and...

Location: 
814 Bridge Road, Crown Point, 12928
Mount Defiance

Mount Defiance, owned by Fort Ticonderoga, has a toll road to its historic summit. An interpretive tour is provided daily at the summit at 4 p.m. during the Fort's open season. Admission to Fort...

Location: 
Overlooking Fort Ticonderoga and
Lake Champlain, Ticonderoga, 12883
Ensign Pond Road

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...

Location: 
Ensign Pond Road, Moriah, 12960
Wild Flow Mountain Bike Tours

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...

Location: 
, Plattsburgh, 12901
Lake Champlain Bikeways

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...

Location: 
, Crown Point, 12928