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40   in New York New York75 Miles

Motorcycle Roads Lake George into the Adirondack State Park & Museum

By KerriOber
on June 1, 2007

2.0out of 5

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 Scenery

 Road Quality

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Written Directions

This Ride starts in Lake George, NY. Take Rt 9N North, along the western edge of Lake George. You wind up into the Tongue Mountain Range a bit, and when you get to Ticonderoga, get on 74 West. Check on gas, and pit stops along this stretch. No bathrooms or gas for while, once you get on Rt 9, again. Around Severance, you take a right onto Rt 9. Take that up to North Hudson, and take a left onto Blue Ridge Road which is also Rt 2. Stay on this road heading west as it takes you further into the mountains, and visit the Bison Farm. When Rt 2 dead-ends into Rt 28N, take a right which will bring you into and through Newcomb, NY. Just stay on 28N as it heads west and eventually turns south after Long Lake, NY. Continue on 28N as it turns south and takes you into Blue Mountain Lake then look for Rt 30 heading east. Take Rt 30 to the Adirondack Museum.

Scenery

The road starts out traveling along the western edge of Lake George, which is huge and stunning. Then you wind up into the Adirondacks, through some incredible ridges, and forests. Lots of places to stop and enjoy the scenery. There are some roadside attractions, though you'll start seeing a lot of abandoned stores and motels, as Rt 87 has drawn travel off this path. A little sad...On the way up, and back, there's a couple of towns worth stopping in for shopping or eating.



Lake George, NY

Road Quality

Lots of curves, climbs and twists. A few grades are steep, and there's a couple of deep curves on some serious declines. Rt 9n has great road quality. Rt 9N has some bumpy parts, but if you slow down a bit, it's fine. Most of the road speeds are 45-55 MPH, except on steep declines, and in towns. There won't be really much traffic at any point.



Adirondack Ural Museum

Roadside Amenities

On the way up you'll go through Bolton Landing, which is a pretty cluster of eateries, and shops. You pass through Ticonderoga, which has Fort Ticonderoga, of course. Once you head onto Rt 9 soon after, there's almost no places to stop for gas, or eats, for quite awhile. Coming back, after you go through North Hudson (you need to visit the Buffalo Farm) and are heading south on Rt-9 you can pass through Schroon Falls and continue down to Schroon Lake, where we stopped and ate at a great diner called Pitkin's (I think), which has been open since 1911. Great food, fantastic friendly service. Further down, you'll pass through Chestertown, which features Adirondack Ural. Stop and take a gander at these cool Russian bikes. Very retro! The ride terminates at an awesome museum - Adirondack Museum.



Adirondack Ural Museum

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By Guest
on September 27, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

2.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006 FLSTCI

Motorcycle Make HARLEY

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Lived and constantly revisit the adirondacks for most of my life. Very disappointed with writers descriptions. They get ME lost, and I know all the roads the writer has covered. Really need to sit down with a good map and redo the directions and direction of travel. However, the ride is great, and for a real treat run 28N between Long Lake and North Creek where you can get an absolutely wonderful breakfast and lunch at "Marshas" or a truely outstanding evening meal at "Black Mountain Lodge". Nice rooms too.

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on May 22, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Im a big fan of the run up 9N up the west side of Lake George. Road quality is excellent through there, the views are spectacular; but unfortunately the high-volume of tourist traffic in the summer can at times slow your ride on this road down to a crawl. Pitkin's Diner literally saved my life on one rain-soaked, nearly hypothermic ride through the Adirondacks last spring, so I strongly recomend it! 28N is a gorgeous ride, sparsely traveled even during the height of tourist season and surrounded by thick pine forest. If you're into history, check out Aden Lair in Minerva, an old hunting lodge where Teddy Roosevelt stopped on his midnight ride from Mt. Marcy to North Creek on his way to Buffalo to become President. Parts of this road, especially near Long Lake, are a little rough however. Otherwise a great road.

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on May 13, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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The first section (~6 mi)follows the northwest side of Lake George with great lake scenery and Adirondack mountains in the background. The route then heads inland through a lush mountain road before dropping back down along the lake and into the town of Bolton Landing. Road quality description: Heading south from Hague along Lake George is smooth and easy. Then the road becomes hilly and twisty, with long sweeping turns and moderate switchbacks. It is an easy ride and a fast one if you wish. The road quality is very good throughout the entire route. Amenities rating: Bolton Landing gets touristy in the summer, but is a popular offshoot of Lake George Village. North of the town along this route, however is sparsely populated, making it a great section of motorcycle road.

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