Any time of year is the perfect time to take a scenic drive through the Adirondacks but sometimes there's an extra special season that makes it that much more enjoyable. And boy, do we have some amazing scenery. Hop in the car and check out some of the great routes below. 

Make a day of it

Of course, driving is fun, but so is hiking. So how about stopping to hit a trail along the way? Try one of these short 1-2 hour hikes in combination with your travels and you'll get the best of both worlds. And we know you'll get hungry somewhere along the way, so why not check out the many local restaurants and farmers markets you'll encounter?

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Bear Cub in the woods
Bear Cub Road, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

Extraordinary views of the mountain backdrop on rolling farmlands are what you will find on this cycling route!

  
Ironman Loop
Lake Placid, Keene, Jay, Wilmington, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

Cycling Cruise the hills of three towns and test yourself on the Ironman Bike Loop. Real Ironmen and Ironwomen do this twice! LENGTH: 56 mile loop. DIRECTIONS: Take Route 73 south out of Lake Placid, pass the Cascade Lakes, and head down the infamous...

  
Adirondack Loj Road
Adirondack Loj Road, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

Enjoy one of the most scenic (and photographed!) roads in all of the Adirondack Park.

  
Franklin Falls Loop
Main St, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

This is a scenic cruise around Whiteface and McKenzie mountains. See stunning beauty in any season.

  
Wilmington Notch
Route 86, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

This stretch of road along Route 86 between Lake Placid and Wilmington follows the Ausable River for most of its length. There are tumbling rapids and towering mountains. Abundant pull-offs for picnicking and picture taking. Distance: 25 miles round trip.

  
River Road
River Rd, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

Whether you're training for IRONMAN or just out for a casual ride, River Road is perfect!

  
Riverside Drive Loop
Rte 86 and Rte 73, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

The village of Lake Placid, while small and idyllic, can also be bustling and busy. Take a quick trip out of town - on your bike or in the car - for a peaceful drive along the famed Ausable River.

  
Mirror Lake Drive
Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

Drive around Mirror Lake, a tranquil spot in the heart of Lake Placid.

  
Lake Everest Loop
Route 86, Wilmington
(518) 523-2445

Circle the beauties of Lake Everest with this easy-riding road loop. Half of route is on a quiet road with little traffic. Services in Wilmington.

  
Natural Wonders Loop
2144 Route 9, Au Sable Chasm
(518) 585-6619

See some of the most most dramatic destinations along the Adirondack Coast! 

  
Tour of History Loop
Route 9, Westport
(518) 585-6619

Retrace historic footsteps with a foliage tour that looks out over Lake Champlain from the top of Mount Defiance.

  
Black Brook Scenic Loop
Bonnieview Avenue, Wilmington
(518) 523-2445

Stunning scenery on the aptly named Bonnieview Avenue. Quiet two lane roads that are great for exploring.