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This loop is grand in many ways, but especially the scenery. Much of it goes through the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest area, with a crossing of the Boreas River and the views along Boreas Road. Area attractions include the Natural Stone Bridge and Caves on the Pottersville-Olmstedville Road (CR29), and a buffalo farm 4 miles from Route 9, in North Hudson.

Bike the Blue Ridge Road/County Highway 2B west to east, and take advantage of the downhill grade.

There are services in Schroon Lake, Pottersville, Olmstedville, and Minerva.


56 Miles. From Schroon Lake public beach, take Route 9 south. Go 9 miles to Pottersville, take the right at the Wells House (giant gray building) to head north and west towards Olmstedville. Next turn onto Olmstedville-Pottersville Road and go 7 miles thru Olmstedville. Turn north on Rt. 28N to Minerva and continue 12 miles to head east on the Blue Ridge Road (Rt.2) in Newcomb, continue on 18 miles to North Hudson. Nearing end, south on Route 9 south, 8 miles to Schroon Lake Beach.

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