Champlain On-Road - Credit Cycle Adirondacks-Pure ADK

Champlain On-Road Bicycle Route

Ticonderoga to Westport
  • 27 miles
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Paved

Trail Overview

The 110-mile portion of the Empire State Trail through the Champlain Valley, from Whitehall to the Canada border at Rouses Point, is entirely an on-road bicycle route. The 27-mile section from Ticonderoga to Westport follows State Route 9N, providing sweeping views of the Adirondack Mountains, Lake Champlain, and rural Essex 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 a variety of local services in the picturesque hamlets of Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Port Henry, and Westport (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: 3 mph NE
Humidity: 56%
Feels like: 79°F
Trail Elevation


Train Stations

Port Henry

B&B & Country Inns & Farm Stays

Harwood Homestead Bed and Breakfast

Located in the historic hamlet of Ironville. The Homestead is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1840-42. Every bedroom has a scenic view. Continental style breakfast served.

Inn in Westport

Slip away to one of the most unique Inns on Lake Champlain, where you can admire the beautiful scenery of the Adirondack Park, enjoy the charm of Westport village, and savor many of the Inns on-site amenities. Visit The Inn Bookstore and The Inn Cafe.

Stoney Lonesome B&B

Visit this green, eco-friendly Crown Point Bed and Breakfast nestled between the towns of Ticonderoga, Schroon Lake and Port Henry in the Adirondack Mountains of Northern New York State. They offer earth-friendly lodging with a low carbon footprint because they utilize solar energy for electrical power. The alternative energy system is sufficient for air-conditioning in the summer and all the amenities (wireless) year round. Enjoy a wilderness experience with the comforts of home. Relax in a warm, spacious, Civil War era farmhouse on 200 acres. Hiking, climbing, camping, boating, canoeing, white water rafting, mountain biking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, and swimming are all minutes away. The Pharaoh Wilderness area, less than five miles to the south, contains many thousands of acres of mountain forest filled with numerous lakes, ponds, and streams. The Bed and Breakfast is just 10 minutes from Lake George, a 32-mile stretch of water considered one of the most pristine and scenic lakes in the country. Just as close is beautiful Lake Champlain which stretches 123 miles along the eastern edge of the Adirondack State Park. The region is rich with numerous historical sites that take visitors back to the turbulent times that gave birth to the nation. Many of these locations attract reenactment enthusiasts from across the land.

Sugar Hill Manor B&B

Situated on three acres, Sugar Hill Manor B&B offers four nicely appointed and tastefully decorated guest rooms; each with a private bath.

Hotels/Motels & Resorts

Circle Court Motel

AAA-rated motel in historic Ticonderoga. Nearby attractions include: Fort Ticonderoga, Lake George, Lake Champlain, museums, and restaurants. Ample boat parking available. In 1918, when the automobile was making travel more popular, Effie Andrews established the first "Tourist Home" in Ticonderoga. From that humble beginning, the establishment has grown into a 16-unit motel with all the amenities to assure your stay will be as comfortable as possible.

Stone House Motel

Located on historic upper Montcalm Street, the StoneHouse Motel has been family-owned and -operated for more than 60 years, welcoming visitors, families, and professionals to the area for work, play, and fun. The downtown location offers comfortable rooms, suites, and family lodging accommodations in Ticonderoga, ideal for tourists, vacationers, family events or reunions, business travelers, or Adirondack outdoor recreation enthusiasts. (Ask about group discounts if you are planning an area event, gathering, or family reunion.) With an assortment of unique accommodations: motel rooms, lodge rooms, suites, and housekeeping units, this Ticonderoga lodging is designed to make your stay comfortable, convenient, and memorable.