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Bike Loop Forest Home Rd McMasters Rd Rt 30

Olympic Byway, State Rt. 3 and State Rt. 86, near Saranac Lake in Franklin County

Enjoy beautiful wooded scenery on the 22 mile Forest Home Road bike loop.

This enjoyable 22 mile ride begins at the end of Forest Home Road in Saranac Lake. North on Forest Home Road, east onto McMaster Road, east on Rt. 186 in Lake Clear Junction, then south on Rt 3 back to Saranac Lake. This intermediate bicycle loop is paved, has a number of rolling hills, and is either on quiet back roads or on busy highways that have paved shoulders.

Closest Community:

Saranac Lake

Nearby Communities:Lake Clear
Closest Byway:Olympic Byway
Distance from Byway:remote
Closest Route #:State Rt. 3 and State Rt. 86
Months Occurring:may, june, july, august, september and october
Best Season:spring, summer and fall
Best Time:

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day when you can stop for an ice cream cone at Donnellys at the Rt 3 junction.

Scenic View:

Wide view of the High Peaks, including Whiteface Mtn.

Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no


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