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
Reviewed by: A customer from Massachusetts 10/2/09
We didn't follow the loop exactly, as it required a few too many turn. However, it was helpful in knowing where hotels and motels were located. We ended up staying on route 30 and a number of different routes coming back. Some of the accommodations could be updated, but overall, it really was helpful!
Reviewed by: A customer from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 8/24/10
The map sections were easy to follow and appeared to be current. Since I live in Florida the mountains were a challenge (there is really no way to prepare for the elevation changes when you live in Florida). The weather was pleasant compared to the southeastern U.S.
Reviewed by: Bill Wolfe 5/4/11
The purchase and delivery went smoothly. I'll report back after I take the ride, by my guess is that the "Daks" will not be so smooth!