Champlain On-Road Bike Route 2

Champlain On-Road Bicycle Route

Keeseville to Plattsburgh
  • 15 miles
  • 1 to 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Paved

Trail Overview

The 110-mile portion of the Empire State Trail through the Champlain Valley, from Whitehall to Canada, is an on-road bicycle route. The 15-mile section from Keeseville to Plattsburgh follows State Route 9, providing sweeping views of the Adirondacks, Lake Champlain, and rural Clinton County. It is appropriate for experienced, long-distance bicyclists comfortable riding on roadway shoulders, next to vehicle traffic. This section is not recommended for casual bicycle riders or hikers. Trail users can access local services in Keeseville and Plattsburgh. The northern 2 miles of this section is designated on the Terry Gordon Bike Path, a paved rail-trail from Nevada Oval Road north to Jay Street in downtown Plattsburgh.

Cycling Directions

Cue sheets provide step by step navigation instructions for cycling the trail in both directions.

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Family Fun

Camping

Food & Drink

Historic

Old Base Museum Campus
  • Ohio Ave, Plattsburgh, NY 12903

Train Stations

Port Kent

Cabin/Cottage & Vacation Rentals

Bluff Point Golf Resort

Designed by A.W. Tillinghast and located on Lake Champlain, Bluff Point is the oldest resort golf course in the US and one of the region's most scenic. Bluff Point also offers great "Golf and Stay" packages in their cottages and suites, located near their 500-foot sand beach on Lake Champlain.