Cycling Saranac Lake

Start downtown and head in any direction — the open road awaits! Saranac Lake is a hub for cycling, with a variety of terrain extending to every horizon. There are long straightaways through farm country, twisting backroads that wind and dip through lush forests, and plenty of wide open views across lakes and valleys that are ringed by mountains. In between all of the vistas there are amenities to keep you well-rested and fueled for the next adventure.

Eager to start cycling in Saranac Lake, but no sure where to begin? Check out these three awesome loops: Three Lakes Loop, Norman Ridge Loop, and Moody Pond Loop.

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39 Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Three Lakes Loop 31.4 miles - 1,961 feet elevation gain The lowdown: This ride follows Forest Home Rd. as it passes Little Colby Pond, Lake Clear, and Upper St. Regis Lake. A break at Donnelly's Ice Cream for a sweet treat is a must! Keep an eye out...

Keese Mills Road
Paul Smiths, NY 12970

A combination of paved and dirt roads creates a difficulty level of beginner for cycling. The scenery is wonderful and the birding is excellent! 

Some of the ponds have remains of early dams.
39 Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

34.7 miles - 1,484 feet elevation gain The lowdown: Experience rolling roads with beautiful views of the winding and sometimes wild Saranac River, then cruise along Norman Ridge Rd. for breathtaking mountain vistas. Directions: From downtown take Main St.

39 Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Saranac Lake's ponds and mountains are looped by this 8 mile ride. Ride through Saranac Lake's downtown, then climb on easy slopes around Mt Pisgah, the local ski mountain. DISTANCE: 8 - 14 miles depending on route. DIRECTIONS: Take Main Street to...

39 Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

3.6 miles - 211 feet elevation gain The lowdown: If you're looking to explore beyond downtown without going too far, Moody Pond is for you. Just a few miles of riding will get you around this beautiful pond, where a view of Baker and McKenzie...