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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.
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.
Starting at the...
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...
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...
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...
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....
This is a scenic cruise around Whiteface and McKenzie mountains. Stunning beauty in any season.
This route is especially striking in the fall, when crisp temperatures are perfect for longer, more strenuous routes. LENGTH: 46...
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...
Some stunning river scenery with a mountain backdrop.
28.33 mile loop.
Begin at the Wilmington Town Park, Park Lane. Proceed west to Bonnieview Road, and turn north to Silver Lake Road. Turn west for the...
THE VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY IS CLOSED FOR THE 2020 SEASON.
Oct/Nov Olympic Sites Schedule
Drive or ride up the historic Whiteface Veterans’ Memorial Highway to reach the top of NY’s fifth-highest peak at 4,867 feet!...
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!
20 mile loop with side trips.
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...
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...
One portion is a quiet country road, while the other half runs through a scenic valley.
Many different river views, from intimate glimpses to broad vistas with a mountain background.
Services in Keene and Upper Jay.
14 mile loop....
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....