This Route begins at the Rouses Point-Lacolle 223 Border Crossing and travels nearly 150 miles along the scenic coast of Lake Champlain and Lake George. From the border, connect to Route 11 south. Stop for a bite to eat along the way, or continue riding along the western edge of Lake Champlain toward Route 98 west to Route 9 South. This road travels from Chazy to Plattsburgh, which is a hub for shopping, dining and attractions. Don’t miss Ausable Chasm, a thundering section of the Ausable River that offers hiking, adventure activities and rafting. The Adirondack Coast Wine Trail connects along this route for several miles, offering scenic roadways lined with apple orchards, wineries and cideries for culinary tourism options.
Continue south, connecting to Route 22 past Keeseville to continue along the lakeshore. In port Henry, stop at George’s Restaurant on Broad Street, and ride out to the Crown Point State Historic Site overlooking Bulwagga Bay, or continue to Ticonderoga to tour the historic fort and King’s Garden. Here, the route continues between the northern tip of Lake George and the southern end of Lake Champlain. Stop at the Big Apple Dinner in Putnam Station and continue south toward Dresden and Fort Ann to connect to Route 149 west to the Village of Lake George. Find ample lodging, attractions, dining and shopping.