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Scenic drives to consider in New York are listed below. Click on any scenic byway or backway listed below for complete information.

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  • 177 miles (284 km)

The Adirondack Trail is one of New York's greatest treasures, running through a preserved parkland spanning 6 million acres of rugged mountains, lakes, streams, and forests. On the route which runs northward from Fonda to Malone, there are a number of enchanting villages that are historically signif...

  • 111 miles (178 km)

As it runs from Rome to Ogdensburg, you'll see picturesque gorges, majestic river valleys and the Tug Hill Plateau.

  • 87 miles (140 km)

The Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway blazes a path of beauty and recreation along the shores of Cayuga Lake in western New York . Lush green vineyards offer sweeping views of rolling hills. Tours of the wineries leave visitors tantalized with samples of the vine. A scattering of small towns appear here and ...

  • 140 miles (225 km)

Plentiful lakes, diverse terrain and abundant recreation are the hallmarks of this trail.

  • 40 miles (64 km)

This is the land of the Adirondack cowboy. Beginning and ending in the village of Lake George, this is a 40-mile loop passing horse ranches, lakeside resort villages and theme parks.

  • 45 minutes
  • 48 miles (77 km)

More than 4 million people travel the High Peaks Scenic Highway (Route 73) each year to see the greatest expanse of wilderness in the Eastern United States, the Adirondack Park. Over 6 million acres of mountains, forests, rivers, streams and lakes are spread out, forming the biggest publically-prote...

  • Two to five days to enjoy the Byway in New York; add a few days to explore Quebec.
  • 234 miles (376 km)

Jogging along the shores of Lake Champlain, the Lakes to Locks Passage runs through quaint historic villages, lakes, state parks and preserves affording awesome views at every turn. Beginning its journey in the small town of Mechanicsville, just shy of Saratoga Springs, it runs northward through the...

  • 84 miles (135 km)

This trail offers a dynamic mix of recreation, war history and scenic beauty.

  • 40 minutes to drive the Byway, or a day or two to experience the history
  • 27.7 miles (44 km)

Following along the old Erie Canal where barges used to run in the mid-19th Century, Mohawk Towpath Byway scoots past Cohoes and Schenectady, the worn out remnants of towns that were once industrial giants. Harmony Mills in Cohoes, once the biggest cotton factory on the planet, offers self-guided to...

  • 36 miles (57 km)

This wine-and-water byway runs past wineries and charming hamlets through Suffolk County to end at the Atlantic Ocean.

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