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Lewis - Gravel Cycling - Easy

A tranquil pedal

This ride features quiet country roads, fields, a famous river, forests and the location of historic and cultural prominence.

How to get there

This ride begins across the road from the Elizabethtown-Lewis Emergency Squad facility, which is located 2.5 miles north of Elizabethtown on New York State Route 9. Parking is best 200 feet off the state highway on Steel Woods Road, where the electric utility right of way crosses Steel Woods Road.  (Coordinates: 44.246619, -73.566599)

Otis Mountain Ski & Bike Trail

​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.  

Get outdoors

​This area consists of over 600 acres of privately owned land and includes several summits, breathtaking views of the Giant Range, a waterfall, and a large heron rookery on the property. The trails range in difficulty from lowland cruisers to technical, challenging climbs, as well as natural and man-made features. 

Thrall Dam Park Trails

The trails have never looked better at Thrall Dam Park, and the multi-use nature of them, in addition to spectacular wildlife viewing, makes this place a great location to spend some time in the town of Lewis.

How to get there

There are two main trailheads. The western trailhead is on Route 9, 0.7 miles south of Lewis and 3.75 miles north of Elizabethtown. The northern trailhead is 0.2 miles east of the four corners in Lewis, on Lewis-Wadhams Road. 

Blueberry Hill Trails

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. Sugarhouse and a small cabin are also found on the property.

Stony Lonesome Loop

Get off the asphalt! This spectacular half day of gravel biking is on mostly remote, unpaved roads, with a variety of hills and valleys, open and wooded terrain, marshes, ponds, and streams.


Mountain/cross bike recommended. Remote unpaved roads with limited services. Museum, swimming, wildlife, and low traffic are all here!

Mountain Spring Road Trail

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.

How to get there

The Westport trailhead is at the junction with Stevenson Road, 2 miles west of where the seasonal road begins. The Moriah trailhead is the first left off of Bartlett Pond Road.

Hiking and snowshoeing

This is an easy loop with lovely views. Perfect for a mellow afternoon to stretch your legs.


This seasonal road is suitable for mountain biking.

Mountain Biking

If you prefer to get off the asphalt and experience some thrills of more rugged terrain on your bike, the Lake Champlain Region has plenty to offer. From short and easy loops to cross-country trails, there is enough dirt to keep all the off-road...