Route 30 then has a
very fun curvy section (showed below) between Tupper Lake and Saranac
Lake. The route then turns east on the very curvy CR18 (Forest Home Rd) - fun ride!
This stretch is the beginning of another
NER BONE road.
Forest Home Road
This great BONE Road
continues from Bloomingdale, past Franklin Falls Pond, to the top of Whiteface Mountain. The road
is very curvy and scenic here.
Road to Whiteface
Franklin Falls Pond
- While pricey at $12 per bike, the views are amazing.
Road to the Summit - Veteran's Memorial Highway
Once you get near the
top you park your bike and then make a choice. Either you walk into
this tunnel to the elevator:
Entrance to Summit Elevator
Or you climb these
stairs.....yikes! I'll take the elevator. :)
Whiteface Summit Steps
Once you reach the
summit you never know who you might bump into:
Even on a cloudy day,
the view of Lake Placid, Mirror Lake, the Adirondacks, and the town of
Lake Placid are breathtaking.
Be sure to walk out
back to the rocks for amazing views of the high Peaks region of the
After Whiteface, the
route follows Route 86/ Route 21. The road
goes through a gorgeous valley and past the entrance to the Whiteface
Mountain Ski Area.
Whiteface Base Lodge
Route 21 gets nice and
twisty and then ends at Route 73 and a nice view of the ski jumps.
Route 73 passes nice
mountain views and the bobsled & luge runs at Mount Van Hoevenburg on
its way to Keene.
Stop for lunch at
Forty Six in Keene.
Just after Keene, put
on your riding shoes because Hurricane Road awaits. This is super
twisty with nice elevation changes. Watch for sand in some corners.