Biking along the Lakes to Locks Passage, All-American Road
The Lakes to Locks Passage, “The Great Northeast Journey,” is your ticket to a unique American experience. North America’s first inter-connected waterway – the Upper Hudson River/Champlain Canal, Lake George and Lake Champlain – shaped the nation-building activities of the United States and Canada. By bike, foot, boat or car, Lakes to Locks Passage provides access to over 200 miles of this historic watercourse, used by migratory birds and native peoples, explorers, armies, commercial enterprises and now, for diverse recreation activities.
See the Lakes to Locks Passage website for all the details about this exciting All American Road, a designation given to those roads having features that do not exist elsewhere and are scenic enough to be tourist destinations unto themselves.
From Rouses Point to Waterford, the Lakes to Locks Passage offers over 200 miles of spectacular scenery following first Lake Champlain and then the Hudson River to where it meets the Mohawk River near Albany. From the Canadian border to the New York State Capital, it is an historic route past significant sites from the American Revolutionary War, including one of the war’s first battles – at Ticonderoga in 1775 – and some of the war’s most pivotal battles fought at Saratoga in 1777.
Community Connections along the Lakes to Locks Passage
A variety of bicycling opportunities – as well as suggestions on what to see and do – is highlighted in four segments along the Lakes to Locks Passage, starting in the north (click on the segments to view).
- Rouses Point – Keeseville, 38 miles
- Keeseville – Port Henry, 39 miles
- Port Henry – Fort Edward, 64 miles
- Fort Edward – Waterford, 40 miles
The Lakes to Locks Passage provides information specifically about bicycling opportunities, as well as information on the many communities and resources along this route.
Below are some of the sights along the way. Scroll over an image to see its title, or click an image to enlarge it and then move through the entire gallery (click on a large image to return here, rather than using the back-button).