Fantastic cycling doesn’t end when summer is over. The Lake George Area is a beautiful cycling destination throughout the autumn months. The region’s unique combination of stunning fall foliage and fantastic cycling routes is the only reason you need to visit the Lake George Area for a fall bicycle ride. Below are four locations to explore on a bicycle in the Lake George Area.
Three Lakes Ride
Anyone looking for a long ride along quiet, backcountry roads should try the Three Lakes Ride. This challenging 32-mile ride begins in Brant Lake and features miles of fiery fall foliage. The Three Lakes Ride brings cyclists past Brant Lake, Schroon Lake, and Loon Lake. Expect each body of water to be surrounded by foliage! Make sure to stop at the Hub for lunch when you make it back to Brant Lake.
Warren County Bikeway
Another great option cycling option is the Warren County Bikeway. This paved path begins in Lake George Village and runs south for nine miles, ending in the city of Glens Falls. The Bikeway offers plenty of fall foliage to admire as cyclists pedal over rolling hills and past notable historical sites.
Feeder Canal Towpath
More first-class cycling can be found on the Feeder Canal Towpath! This nine mile multi-use trail is suitable for walking, running, and cycling. It follows the Feeder Canal, a waterway constructed in the 1800s that connected small upstate communities to the Hudson River, and eventually connects with the Empire State Trail in Fort Edward. Cyclists should expect popping foliage color throughout the fall months while riding along the Feeder Canal!
North Creek Ski Bowl
Mountain bikers have plenty of opportunity to ride among fall foliage throughout autumn. One great place to explore is the North Creek Ski Bowl, offering 20km of professionally built single track trails ranging from beginner and flow trails to stream crossings, downhill and technical rocky terrain. Riders at the Ski Bowl will find outstanding views of the distant Adirondack High Peaks, made even more beautiful by the autumn colors.
Warren County Cycling Challenge
Those who love cycling year-round should check out the Warren County Cycling Challenge. This challenge was designed to showcase the diversity of trails and route options that cyclists of all abilities will enjoy! Travel the forested back country roads along scenic lakes, ride through North Country hamlets, or the rolling hills of fields and farms. Participants can choose from 24 on-road and off-road routes. After completing eight rides, participants receive a decal and a finisher’s certificate.