Champlain On-Road Bike Route 2

Champlain On-Road Bicycle Route

Plattsburgh to Rouses Point
  • 27 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 27-mile section from Plattsburgh to Rouses Point follows State Routes 9 and 11, 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. Bicyclists continuing further north into Canada must pass through a formal U.S. border crossing, located 1-mile north of Rouses Point. Trail users can access local services in Plattsburgh and the hamlets of Chazy, Champlain, and Rouses Point (there are few services between the hamlets).

Cycling Directions

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

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Upcoming Trail Weather
Wind: 8 mph SSE
Humidity: 85%
Feels like: 44°F
Trail Elevation



Art & Culture

Train Stations

Rouses Point

B&B & Country Inns & Farm Stays

Point Au Roche Lodge

Capacity-16. 8 Rooms. Air cond/Heat. Fireplaces. Jacuzzi. Launch site. Located on the water. Pets (leashed). Disabled access. Credit cards accepted. Upscale 8 room bed and breakfast with jaccuzzi, fireplaces, romantic atmosphere.

Hotels/Motels & Resorts

Best Western Plus Plattsburgh

This is a centrally located property just steps from the mall and within driving distance from skiing, hiking, boating, and many outdoor activities. They offer free high-speed wireless internet along with a fitness room, lounge for guests, and one of the area's largest indoor heated pools. You will enjoy a hot deluxe complimentary breakfast each morning along with the convenience of two onsite restaurants.

Comfort Inn and Suites-Plattsburgh

Comfort Inn & Suites offers guests spacious rooms, two on-site restaurants (including a craft brewery, Plattsburgh Brewing Company), Champy's Fun Zone, an indoor splash park, and a full service gym - all conveniently located on the main road in Plattsburgh, New York.

Days Inn by Wyndham Plattsburgh

Surrounded by dining options, the contemporary Days Inn by Wyndham Plattsburgh hotel is conveniently located off I-87 and NY-3, six miles from Plattsburgh International Airport (PBG). This hotel is within walking distance of the shops at Champlain Centre and Plattsburgh Consumer Square, as well as a short drive from beautiful Plattsburgh City Beach on Lake Champlain. Easily visit the SUNY Plattsburgh campus, enjoy hiking, rock climbing, and other Adirondack adventures at Ausable Chasm, or unwind with the indoor pool, hot tub, and fitness center.

Hampton Inn & Suites

92 rooms and suites, king and queen beds, rooms with private whirlpool, free high speed internet, HBO free local calls. Heated indoor pool and spa with outdoor patio. Business center, fitness center, free not breakfast, all rooms have a microwave, refrigerator, hair dryer, iron and coffee maker. Relax every morning with USA today and that great Hampton experience.

La Quinta Inn & Suites

Whether traveling for work or leisure, our hotel’s well-kept Guest Rooms feature flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming and easy plug-and-play access that makes it simple to connect electronics. Enjoy a free Bright Side Breakfast®, including unlimited coffee and juice, fresh fruit, waffles, muffins, and more. Work out in the fitness center, and stay connected with free Wi-Fi. After a long day, relax around the greenhouse-style swimming pool and whirlpool, or enjoy a soak in our spa. Our hotel welcomes pets.

Looking to experience the best of the local scene? The La Quinta Inn & Suites Plattsburgh is conveniently located in the heart of the Adirondacks and is the gateway to New York’s Tech Valley. Our hotel is just a block from Champlain Center Mall and minutes from SUNY Plattsburgh and Clinton Community College. Leisure travelers will enjoy Lake Champlain, Lake Placid and all the Adirondacks have to offer. Vermont and Quebec are also easily accessed via short car ride. Our hotel offers a prime location with plenty of free amenities, affording you the opportunity to dig deep into the area’s natural attractions.

Microtel Inn and Suites

Pop out of bed in the morning for a free continental breakfast, then upload photos of mountains and lakes using their free Wi-Fi Internet access. Power up their 32-inch high definition LCD TVs to check the weather or catch up on the news. Whether you are competing in the Lake Champlain fishing tournaments or beginning a family camping or fishing trip, take advantage of the electrical hook-ups in their free parking lot. Only one mile from Plattsburgh State University. Whirlpool suites are also available at this Plattsburgh, NY, hotel.

Quality Inn & Suites

With a large indoor pool, grab-and-go breakfast, guest laundry, cold weather hookups, newly renovated rooms, and all of the necessary amenities, you will enjoy your stay at the conveniently located, pet-friendly, and affordably priced Quality Inn and Suites.

Cabin/Cottage & Vacation Rentals

Marine Village Cottages

Lakefront three BR cottages on half mi of shoreline. Private beach, tennis ct, playground facilities, etc. Family vacationing in housekeeping units in a rural setting. Quiet, peaceful surroundings.