One of the most scenic rides in the Adirondacks follows the shore of beautiful Lake George from Lake George Village to Ticonderoga.
But mid-Summer is not the best time to ride Rt 9N, as it is a very busy road with shoulders that vary from 1 inch to 2 feet, and compounding that lack of comfort is bumper-to-bumper traffic on a hot summer day, including boats on trailers, buses and an over-sized statue of a bull being pulled on a flat-bed.
When the leaves are in their colorful splendor is the time for this ride. Leave the crowds behind by planning your bike ride along scenic Rt 9 on a nice fall day – late September through most of October. The leaves turn more slowly around Lake George than in the rest of the Adirondack Park, with peak colors closer to the third week of October. The ride could be done as a large loop around Lake George – a Century Ride, as an out and back between Ticonderoga and Lake George Village (85 miles), or as a one-way with shuttle support (42 miles).
If summer time is the only time you can take this ride, try to time it so you can catch a ride back to your starting point on one of the Lake George tour boats.
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Travel & Tourism Information:
Adirondack Regional Tourism Council