When ridden in a counter-clockwise direction, the Adirondack Park Loop travels from Schenectady north, crossing into Adirondack Park just north of Saratoga Springs. Adirondack Park is the largest publicly protected area in the lower forty-eight states, greater in size than Yellowstone, Everglades, Glacier and Grand Canyon National Park combined. Passing through Ticonderoga, the route hugs the western shore of Lake Champlain as it continues north. At Port Henry there is an optional spur to continue north to Port Kent, to connect to a ferry to Burlington, Vermont. The main route continues west through Lake Placid, home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games. The route can be somewhat hilly in the park, with climbs ranging up to 1,500 feet. The route uses lightly traveled roads with minimal shoulders. Paved shoulders prevail where traffic is moderate.
Current Printed Version: 2011