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.
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