Scenic Drives in the Adirondacks
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Take a scenic drive to explore one of the most gorgeous areas of the Adirondacks.

Whether you are looking for lovely vistas or just want to take a scenic route to one of our attractions, these roads lead to scenic delights, whether you are driving or road biking.

 

This is a scenic cruise around Whiteface and McKenzie mountains. See stunning beauty in any season. Cycling This route is especially striking in the fall, when crisp temperatures are perfect for longer, more strenuous routes. LENGTH...
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Lake Placid, New York
  
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Some stunning river scenery with a mountain backdrop on this cycling course. Length: 28.33 mile loop. Cycling Begin at the Wilmington Town Park, Park Lane. Proceed west to Bonnieview Road, and turn north to Silver Lake Road. Turn...
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Wilmington, New York
  
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Cycling Test yourself on the Ironman Bike Loop. Cruise the hills of three towns. Real Ironmen and Ironwomen do this twice! LENGTH: 56 mile loop. DIRECTIONS: Take Route 73 south out of Lake Placid, past the Cascade Lakes and down the...
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Stunning scenery on the aptly named Bonnieview Avenue. Quiet two lane roads that are great for exploring. Scenic Drive LENGTH: 14.5 miles. Cycling DIRECTIONS: At the four way stop in the center of Wilmington, continue straight...
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Wilmington, New York
  
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Explore both branches of the Ausable River. Take a tour of small towns and explore the treasure hunting possibilities in the shops and galleries. Cycling Start in Wilmington and head on Route 86 toward Lake Placid. Follow the...
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Wilmington, New York
  
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The famous Jay Covered Bridge is on this route, with the fabulous Jay Rocks as a backdrop. The winding country roads between Upper Jay and Jay offer a lovely mix of rugged mountains, river views, and sweeping meadows. Narrow shoulders...
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Jay, New York
  
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Whether you're on 2 wheels or 4, this scenic route is sure to please. Directions Starting at Whiteface Mountain Ski Center, head north on Route 86 to Wilmington. At the four corners in Wilmington, turn right. Turn right on to...
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Wilmington, New York
  
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For bridge and river fans! For cyclists, these gently rolling hills are not as challenging as other routes, since they follow the river and the farming valleys. No matter how you travel this route, you'll enjoy the scenery....
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Jay, New York
  
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Follow back roads for a 11.6 mile loop through forest and farmland. This scenery has been inspiring creativity for generations, including the builder of Asgaard Farm, artist Rockwell Kent. He used this scenery in many of his paintings...
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Jay, New York
  
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Drive or ride up the historic Whiteface Veterans’ Memorial Highway to reach the top of NY’s fifth-highest peak at 4,867 feet! At the top, be sure to check out the Castle Café and Gift Shop for great views,...
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Wilmington, New York
  
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Travel along the Ausable River, over the bridges of Keeseville, and enjoy abundant views of the Adirondack Mountains and river valleys. There is plenty of fine scenery on this loop, which travels from Au Sable Forks to Keeseville...
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Au Sable Forks, New York
  
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This stretch of road along Route 86 between Lake Placid and Wilmington follows the Ausable River for most of its length. There are tumbling rapids and towering mountains. Abundant pull-offs for picnicking and picture taking. This is a...
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Lake Placid, New York
  
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