Shortest Cycling Trails: Adirondack Coast

If you’re in a pinch but still want to fit in a quick cycling ride, try one of these short routes. They’re great for a new cyclist or for an after work ride before it gets dark!

Saranac River Trail

1.3 mile multi-use path and bikeway that follows the southern edge of the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. Learn more here.
 

Terry Gordon Bike Path

1.6 mile, easy path. All on asphalt and quite short in distance, this is the perfect route for a quick ride. Built adjacent to the Canadian Pacific Railway's still active main line along Lake Champlain, this rail-with-trail begins and ends in Plattsburgh with a magnificent view of Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains.
 

Point au Roche Family Ride

6.1 mile, easy and short ride. This route winds through cornfields, woodlands, and pastures of Beekmantown and Chazy and involves almost no climbing. A great cycling route for a quick, easy trip after work or with the family.
 

The Flatlander

21 mile, easy and pretty short loop. Cycling through the cornfields of Beekmantown and Chazy with almost no climbing, the route also passes by Point au Roche State Park - free to cyclists - Point Au Roche Lodge, and Vesco Ridge Vineyard.
 

Water's Edge Trail

21.8 miles, moderate cycling route winding along the AuSable River, with views of the Adirondack Mountains and river valleys. Be aware that some parts have heavier traffic with limited shoulders. Should you opt for the return route, traveling will be on back roads through picturesque orchard and dairy country.
 

Acres of Apples

24 mile, easy cycling route winding you and your family through rows and rows of apples at a number of orchards along Lake Champlain. This is great for kids because going to the orchard and picking apples or having a doughnut can be part of the trip. Stop at one or all of the five orchards you’ll ride past for some family-friendly fun!

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