Scenic Drives in the Adirondacks

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

Whether you are looking for fall foliage, 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.

 


Cycling Some stunning river scenery with a mountain backdrop. Length 28.33 mile loop. Directions Begin at the Wilmington Town Park, Park Lane. Proceed west to Bonnieview Road, and turn north to Silver Lake Road. Turn west for the...
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Wilmington, 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. Distance...
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Lake Placid, 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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Travel along the Ausable River, over the bridges of Keeseville, and enjoy abundant views of the Adirondack Mountains and river valleys. Plenty of fine scenery. A few heavier traffic areas with limited shoulders. Services in...
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Au Sable Forks, 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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Cycling Start at the easy landmark of the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center, and explore the back roads of the stunning Jay area. Don't miss the Jay Rapids and the famous covered bridge! Length 20 mile loop with side trips. Scenic...
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Wilmington, New York
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Stunning scenery on the aptly named Bonnieview Avenue. Quiet two lane roads that are spectacular in the autumn. LENGTH: 14.5 miles. DIRECTIONS: At the four way stop in the center of Wilmington, continue straight from Route 86, north...
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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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Cycling Stunning scenery amid downhill glides; take the aptly named Bonnieview Avenue for a spin. Length 14.5 miles Directions At the four way stop, continue straight from Route 86, north, for about six miles until it ends. Now,...
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Wilmington, New York
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The village of Lake Placid, while small and idyllic, can also be bustling and busy. Take a quick trip out of town - on your bike or in the car - for a peaceful drive along the famed Ausable River. Scenic Drives Starting at the...
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Wilmington, New York
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Scenic cruise around Whiteface and McKenzie mountains. Stunning beauty in any season, but especially striking in the fall. Many hiking opportunities to easily observe riverside views and forest compositions. Dining and service...
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Lake Placid, New York
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Cycling Follow back roads through forest and farmland through scenery that has been inspiring artists for generations. Asgaard Farm is now a working goat farm and cheese center with a farm store. Forest, farm, and mountain views....
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Jay, New York
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Lots of artists live in the Jay area, we think it's the lovely scenery they find so inspiring. Forest, farm, and mountain views. Many art and pottery studios to browse through. Don't miss the Jay Covered Bridge! Start at Jay...
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Jay, New York
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One side is a quiet country road, while the other half runs through a scenic valley. Many different river locations, from intimate glimpses to broad vistas with a mountain background. Services in Keene and Upper Jay. 14 mile loop....
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Keene, New York
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Cycling This is a scenic cruise around Whiteface and McKenzie mountains. Stunning beauty in any season, but especially striking in the fall, when crisp temperatures are perfect for longer, more strenuous routes. LENGTH: 46 miles....
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Lake Placid, New York
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Cycling Explore both branches of the Ausable River. Take a tour of small towns and explore the treasure hunting possibilities in the shops and galleries. Start in Wilmington and head on Route 86 toward Lake Placid. Follow the...
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Wilmington, New York
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For bridge & river fans! These gently rolling hills are not as challenging as other routes, since they follow the river and the farming valleys. LENGTH: 18.5 mile loop. For a shorter trip, take the Carey Road turn off from 9N....
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Jay, New York
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