Ticonderoga, Lake Champlain
Today was a day for cycling southbound roughly parallel to Lake Champlain. I wasn’t ever very close to the shore, but instead over and along hills along the lake.
Again I was fortunate with mostly small back roads. I started in the suburbs of Burlington. The photo above was the first view of the lake.
Much of the morning route was labeled Champlain Bikeway, here in the town of Shelburne.
After this down through Charlotte. Fancy estates and houses here. Later it became more manufactured and mobile homes.
Not sure exactly what they farm. I did see and smell multiple barns with dairy cows.
These guys squawked when you got close.
The town of Panton had a nice town hall. Most of these have an election drop box out front.
Addison shares the city sign with a bicycle caution sign.
Lunch at WAGS. They were doing good business. For the first time I saw multiple touring bicycles. Most were heading north and my guess was a weekend out from Burlington and now coming back.
The bridge! At 39 miles I crossed over to New York. There was a bike/pedestrian path on both sides. I walked across mostly as a change.
Tourist information here. Roads didn’t have as wide of shoulders and in afternoon traffic also picked up.
Still good cycling.
Parts are marked for the Empire Trail. New York has a route (both roads and off road) from New York City to the Canadian border and from Albany to Buffalo. I expect to follow much of these routes from here.
Overall a solid non-eventful day with some climbing. Strava says: 53.21 miles in 6:12:46 for an average of 8.6 mph. 2428 feet climbed and 4398 calories burned.
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