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From Mass to the Americade (in Lake George, NY)

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Feb 28, 2007

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April 8, 2011
For a truly killer motorcycle ride to Lake George…
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May 4, 2010
Excellent route, although "Al's" idea of taking…
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Written Directions

- From the rotary in Concord, MA. - Head northwest out of Concord on Route 2A/119. - Rt 119 will take you into Groton Center. You'll stay on Rt 119 West for about 60 miles and it will bring you into Brattleboro Vermont. You'll pass over the Connecti

Scenery

We are planning to attend Americade, the biker weekend in Lake George, NY, in early June. This is the route we plan to take, since it includes some great scenery in 4 states, good roads, and great places to stop. You go through mountains (Green Mountain National Forest in VT), see covered bridges, ride along rivers, great farmland, and travel along 3 designated scenic routes. You'll end up at Lake George, NY which is in the beautiful Adirondacks. You can't beat it with a stick! This isn't the quickest route there; however the point of the ride is fun, and scenery. Hope to see you there!

Drive Enjoyment

This route brings you through lots of different terrain. Some points are twisty, and there are points of the ride where you will be going through some real grade changes. However, you won't be doing it with an 18-wheeler on your butt, and there's plenty of places to stop, take a picture, and stretch. Road conditions are fine for the whole of this ride.

Tourism Opportunities

We are planning to stop in Brattleboro for lunch, which has many choices for eateries, and then push on through most of the rest of the ride. There are innumerable places to stop, more than I can pinpoint here, but a few are illustrated on the road route. Look on Yankee Magazine's website for some great articles about spots along our route. I'd love to poach some of their pictures, but it wouldn't be ethical. Fill up for gas around Brattleboro, and you shouldn't have trouble finding gas for the rest of the route.

Americade is a great event to attend if you are interested in riding, but want to skip the shenanigans of Laconia Week. Lots of riding, a more mellow atmosphere, and a lack of congestion make this a dream event. Look on their website to find out more. We were highly recommended a place to stay: Still Bay Resort. I must say, although we haven't been there yet, the fella that runs it is a sweetheart, and the photos are great! They have their own beach on the lake, and it looks like an old-style resort. Needless to say, we can't wait to get there.

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From Mass to the Americade (in Lake George, NY)
From Mass to the Americade (in Lake George, NY)
From Mass to the Americade (in Lake George, NY)
From Mass to the Americade (in Lake George, NY)
From Mass to the Americade (in Lake George, NY)
From Mass to the Americade (in Lake George, NY)
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Guest
April 8, 2011
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
For a truly killer motorcycle ride to Lake George (americade) take RT 2 west to RT 63 north into Vermont then take RT 9 west to RT 30 west into New York then RT 149 into lake George. Most of RT 30 is all freshly paved as of Sept 2010. Bring your camera as you travel through some of the most beautiful country I have ever seen. It maybe be a bit longer that most, but well worth the journey.
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May 4, 2010
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Excellent route, although "Al's" idea of taking Rt. 2 (Mohawk Trail) West is a great ride, too. If you want to take the "express route" head for NY Rt. 87 North (the Northway) - still a pleasant ride. This will be my fourth year attending Americade, and you can't find a better run event for real motorcyclists. Lots to see and do, and I especially love the numerous rides they have planned. You should try to go for the whole week, and pre-register at their web site. Leave your bad-ass attitudes (and loud pipes) home and just come to enjoy the good times with good people. See you there!
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February 1, 2010
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The past 3 years a group of friends and I have been going to Lake George, NY for our annual bike trip. The roads you listed here are almost exactly the route we take and you are coorect about it being a wonderful ride with great scenery. You may also want to continue on Rt 2 as the ride through the mountains is amazing. There are nice curvy roads and a very tight hairpin turn.
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