Takes you off main transportation routes and onto roads with special intrinsic qualities that create exceptional driving experiences, including the Central Adirondack Trail, the Dude Ranch Trail and Lakes to Locks Passage, An All-American Road. Scenic Byways connect more than 200 communities whose residents treasure the region's long, rich history, and celebrate cultural traditions.
Central Adirondack Trail: The spectacular 140-mile Central Adirondack Trail can be traveled by car and canoe. Beginning at the Cooper's Cave Bridge in Glens Falls, the trail runs northwest through the heart of the Adirondacks following historic waterways and passing myriad of lakes as it proceeds south to Rome, NY where the trail ends.
This is the land of the Adirondack cowboy. Beginning and ending in the Village of Lake George, the Dude Ranch Trail is a 40-mile loop passing horse ranches, lakeside resort villages, theme parks and services.
Communities along the Hudson River, upstream from Glens Falls and west of Lake George, have joined together to celebrate their shared history along the earliest route into the heart of the Adirondack wilderness. From the Great Falls of the Hudson, upriver to the dramatic Hudson River Gorge, the stream tumbles over falls and rapids, past dramatic cliffs of magnificent marble, then slows to flow easily through ice meadows. Soldiers followed these trails during French and Indian War.
Travel the Adirondacks from Lake George to Lake Placid and points east, west, north and south through forests, along lakes and rivers of the region. Routes include Adirondack Coast, High Peaks Loop, Central Adirondacks - long and short loops, and the Southern Adirondack Trail, and others.
Self-guided to spectacular landscape laden with history. All-American Road - "The Great Northeast Journey", North America's first inter-connected waterway shaped the nation-building activities of the U.S. and Canada connecting historic waters of Lake George, Lake Champlain Canal, Hudson River, Chambly Canal to Richelieu and St Lawrence Rivers. By bike, foot, boat or car, Lakes to Locks Passage provides access to natural, historical, cultural and recreational sites over 200 miles of this historic watercourse used by migratory birds and native peoples, explorers, armies, commercial enterprises.
Follow the route of Teddy Roosevelt's wild ride from Mount Marcy to the North Creek Train Station, where he learned that he was to become the 26th President of the U.S. This 40-mile jaunt runs from North Creek to Long Lake.