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Lake Placid Rides

Lake Placid is the jewel of the northern Adirondacks. This Olympic City still has many sites from the 1980 Olympics including the bobsled runs and the ski jump. Lake Placid is in the heart of the high peaks. Lake Placid gives easy access to the entire Adirondacks region and the State of Vermont. The region boasts numerous scenic mountain lakes including Lake Champlain, Schroon Lake, Lake George, and Great Sacandaga Lake. There is good riding in all directions with a nice mix of exciting twisties and scenic sweepers. Be sure to click on the many red links in the descriptions for more information.

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Eastern Twists

The Eastern Adirondacks has many of the Adirondack's best twisty roads. The elevation change from the mountains down to the lakes produce roads with many tight corners. The scenery is terrific with mountains to the west and Lake George and Lake Champlain to the east. See the Whiteface Mountain Base (photo), the Olmstead Dam (photo), and Schroon Lake (photo). Great roads include Tracy Road, Ensign Pond Road, Hoffman Road, Hurricane Road, Lincoln Pond Road, River Road, and Haselton Road.

 

 

 

 

Ride - (Ride Report) - This 220 mile ride is filled with great twisty roads and spectacular lake scenery. This may be the best curvy ride in the entire Northeast. See the Whiteface Mountain Base (photo), the Olmstead Dam (photo), and Schroon Lake (photo). Some of the Adirondacks Best Twisty Roads are on this ride including Tracy Road, Ensign Pond Road, Lincoln Pond Road, Hoffman Road, Hurricane Road, River Road, and Haselton Road. (approx 5 1/2 hours without stops.)

 

Lunch is at Flanagan's Pub & Grill (review) or Pitkin's Restaurant in Schroon Lake.

 

GPX files are for older Garmin GPS that do not use Trip Planner like the Zumo 665/660, Nav V, and the Zumo 550. GPX (Shaping) files are better for newer garmin devices like the Zumo 595/590, Nav VI, and the Zumo 396/395 that are limited in the number of waypoints they can use. GoogleMap is a classic Google Map that you can follow on your phone. Custom Map is a customized Google Map with more detail. Turn-By-Turn is a list of directions for those that prefer paper maps.

 

Read this short document about how to easily download rides to your Garmin GPS: Link

 

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High Peaks

 

The High Peaks Region has some of the tallest mountains in the Northeast. Route 30 is the Adirondack version of Route 100 in Vermont. It is a scenic road that runs north-south through the entire Park.

 

 

 

 

Ride - (Ride Report) - This 222 mile ride ride starts by traveling north to the Whiteface Mountain Base Lodge (photo) and then climbs Route 431 (BONE Route) to the top of Whiteface Mountain (photo) [Whiteface Road Hours: May 13 - June 13 2016 = Friday-Monday 8:45-5:30. Open daily June 17 - Oct 10 8:45-5:30]. The ride continues on Route 18 (Forest Home Rd) to beautiful Route 30. Route 30 twists past scenic Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake (photo) then climbs into the heart of the Adirondacks at Long Lake (photo). Stop at Olmstead Dam (photo) and then lunch at Schroon Lake (photo). Enjoy some serious twists on Route 28N, Hoffman Road (Route 24), Ensign Pond Road (Route 4), Tracy Road (Route 6), and Hurricane Road. (approx 5 1/2 hours without stops.)

 

Lunch is at Flanagan's Pub & Grill (review) or Pitkin's Restaurant in Schroon Lake.

 

GPX files are for older Garmin GPS that do not use Trip Planner like the Zumo 665/660, Nav V, and the Zumo 550. GPX (Shaping) files are better for newer garmin devices like the Zumo 595/590, Nav VI, and the Zumo 396/395 that are limited in the number of waypoints they can use. GoogleMap is a classic Google Map that you can follow on your phone. Custom Map is a customized Google Map with more detail. Turn-By-Turn is a list of directions for those that prefer paper maps.

 

Read this short document about how to easily download rides to your Garmin GPS: Link

 

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Ausable

 

 The North Adirondacks has a great combination of spectacular scenery and blissful solitude. Highlights include Lake Champlain, Ausable Chasm, Saranac Lake, and the great Northern Loop.

 

 

 

 

Ride - (Ride Report) This 210 mile ride starts with a twisty ride on Essex CR 21 (River Road) and pretty alpine views on NY Route 73. Ride twisty Hurricane Road and then follow some nice county roads to Lake Champlain. Follow the coastline north past the Essex Ferry (photo) and enjoy the curves and lake views on Essex CR 28 (Highlands Road). Stop for great views at Rainbow Falls (photo) and Ausable Chasm (photo). Next, ride pretty NY Route 9N along the Ausable River and then the great curves on Haselton Road and Essex CR 18 past Whiteface Mountain to Franklin Pond (photo). Stop for lunch in Saranac Lake (photo) and then ride the great northern loop of Franklin CR 26 (Port Kent-Hopkinton Tpke), NYS Route 30 and Franklin CR 18 (Forest Home Road). (approx. 5 1/2 hours without stops.)

Lunch is at the Lake View Deli (review) in Saranac Lake. Eat at the deli or better yet bring your food across the street to the beautiful park on Lake Flower. They have additional parking in the rear.

GPX files are for older Garmin GPS that do not use Trip Planner like the Zumo 665/660, Nav V, and the Zumo 550. GPX (Shaping) files are better for newer garmin devices like the Zumo 595/590, Nav VI, and the Zumo 396/395 that are limited in the number of waypoints they can use. GoogleMap is a classic Google Map that you can follow on your phone. Custom Map is a customized Google Map with more detail. Turn-By-Turn is a list of directions for those that prefer paper maps.

Read this short document about how to easily download rides to your Garmin GPS: Link

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Lake Champlain

The Northeast Adirondacks afford great views while descending to Lake Champlain. The views from the Lake Champlain Islands are superb. A highlight is the Grand Isle to Plattsburg Ferry crossing of Lake Champlain which allows riders to relax and take in the great scenery.

 

 

Ride - (Ride Report) - This 201 mile ride starts by following beautiful Essex CR 21, NY Route 86, and Haselton Road north to Newberry Pond. Follow Route 1 and Route 374 over to the Lake Champlain Islands in Vermont. Stop at St. Anne's Shrine on Isle La Motte (photo) and grab lunch at their snack area or continue and grab a killer sandwich at Hero's Welcome and admire the view (photo). Enjoy the Grand Isle to Plattsburg Ferry across Lake Champlain on the way back to New York. Stop in Plattsburgh at the War of 1812 Museum and view the sites of the naval Battle of Plattsburgh and the Battle of Valcour Island. Leave Plattsburgh and ride scenic Bonne View back toward Lake Placid. (approx. 5 1/2 hours without stops.)

Lunch is at the Clare and Carl's in Plattsburgh.

GPX files are for older Garmin GPS that do not use Trip Planner like the Zumo 665/660, Nav V, and the Zumo 550. GPX (Shaping) files are better for newer garmin devices like the Zumo 595/590, Nav VI, and the Zumo 396/395 that are limited in the number of waypoints they can use. GoogleMap is a classic Google Map that you can follow on your phone. Custom Map is a customized Google Map with more detail. Turn-By-Turn is a list of directions for those that prefer paper maps.

Read this short document about how to easily download rides to your Garmin GPS: Link

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Vermont

The Vermont hills and verdant farms are calling. Cross Lake Champlain to enjoy some great Green Mountain riding.

 

Ride - (Ride Report) - This 237 mile ride visits some of the best roads in the Adirondacks and in Vermont's White Mountains. Highlights include NY 73, Tracy Rd, Ensign Pond Rd, Crown Point, VT 125, VT 100, VT 17, the Charlotte-Essex Ferry, and Hurricane Rd.

Lunch is at the Warren Store in Warren, VT.

GPX files are for older Garmin GPS that do not use Trip Planner like the Zumo 665/660, Nav V, and the Zumo 550. GPX (Shaping) files are better for newer garmin devices like the Zumo 595/590, Nav VI, and the Zumo 396/395 that are limited in the number of waypoints they can use. GoogleMap is a classic Google Map that you can follow on your phone. Custom Map is a customized Google Map with more detail. Turn-By-Turn is a list of directions for those that prefer paper maps.

Read this short document about how to easily download rides to your Garmin GPS: Link

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Western Adirondacks

The Western Adirondacks are a bit more gentle with the mountains gradually giving way to scenic hills.

 

Ride - (Ride Report) - This 253 mile ride starts by following Route 73, Forest Home Road, and Route 3 west. Route 56 has some great twists. Route 30 curves past scenic Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake (photo). (approx. 5 1/2 hours without stops.)

Lunch is at Well Dressed Food in Tupper Lake.

GPX files are for older Garmin GPS that do not use Trip Planner like the Zumo 665/660, Nav V, and the Zumo 550. GPX (Shaping) files are better for newer garmin devices like the Zumo 595/590, Nav VI, and the Zumo 396/395 that are limited in the number of waypoints they can use. GoogleMap is a classic Google Map that you can follow on your phone. Custom Map is a customized Google Map with more detail. Turn-By-Turn is a list of directions for those that prefer paper maps.

Read this short document about how to easily download rides to your Garmin GPS: Link