Champlain On-Road Bike Route 3

Champlain On-Road Bicycle Route

Westport to Keeseville
  • 30 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 30-mile section from Westport to Keeseville follows State Route 22, 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 Westport, Essex, Willsboro, and Keeseville (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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