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This 237 mile ride starts with a scenic ride on Route 73 past the bobsled track and the ski jumps. Continue east on Route 9N to Elizabethtown. Turn right on Essex CR-7 (Lincoln Pond Rd). This is a great curvy ride with water views.


Essex CR 7 (Lincoln Pond Road)

 

Turn left on Essex CR-6 (Tracy Road). This is one of the best twisty roads in the region.


Essex CR 6 (Tracy Road)

 

Turn left on Route 9 and the turn left again on Essex CR-4 (Ensign Pond Rd). This is also a superb twisty road.


Essex CR 4 (Ensign Pond Road)

 

Stop at historic Crown Point (park map) (walking tour). Admire the view of the Champlain Bridge and visit the the ruins of the British Fort Crown Point. This fort guarded passage along the lake and was important to both the British and the Americans during the Revolutionary War. Restrooms are available.


Crown Point


Fort Crown Point


Crown Point Park Map

 

Leave the park and cross over Lake Champlain on the Champlain Bridge to Vermont.


Champlain Bridge

 

Turn right on VT 116 and eventually turn left on VT 125. Cross Middlebury Gap and the turn left on Texas Falls Rd. Stop at Texas Falls for a great view. Restroom is available.


Texas Falls

 

Turn left on VT 100 and ride through Granville Reservation. See pretty Moss Glen Falls on the left.


Moss Glenn Falls

 

Turn right on Covered Bridge Rd and stop at The Warren Store for lunch. Be sure to sit out on the deck for a nice water view.


Warren Store

 

Continue north on VT 100 and then turn left on VT 17. This is one great curvy road that has some very technical curves before and after Appalachian Gap.


VT Route 17

 


Vermont Route 17

 

 


Appalachian Gap

 

Turn right on VT 116 and then ride west to the Charlotte-Essex Ferry. What an awesome and scenic way to enjoy the trip back to New York. The 20 minute ferry crossing ($6.50) (ferry schedule) leaves VT every 1/2 hour until 5:30pm, hourly from 5:30 pm to 8:30pm). 


Charlotte-Essex Ferry

 

Leave the ferry and follow a series of great backroads over to Elizabethtown. Ride NY 9N west to Essex CR-13 (Hurricane Road) and experience a great tight and twisty ride.


Hurricane Road

 

Turn right on scenic NY Route 73 and enjoy great alpine views to Lake Placid. Turn left on NY 86 and follow it back to the hotel.