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Principal Route
Principal Route

Champlain Bikeway around the Lake - West, South Bound Principle Route

Chambly, Québec to Whitehall, NY

Mile Point

0.0 Fort Chambly, Chambly Quebec - northern most point of Champlain Bikeway
0.3 Turn L into paved parking lot on street
0.5 Turn L onto canal pathway
5.2 Bridge - access to Rt.223 (Jean Talon) to the R entering Isle Ste. Therese
8.0 Continue on gravel path at Pont Pierre Dugee - access to Rt.223 to the R entering Isle Ste. Therese
12.2 St. Jean sur Richelieu - Pont Gouin - Exit canal pathway under southest corner of the bridge
12.2 Turn L 1 block west of bridge on Rue Richelieu
12.9 Bear R after 3 blocks, then L on Jaques Cartier sud - Bike lane on L
15.8 Turn L onto Rt 223
26.3 Entrance to Fort Lennox - St Paul de Ile Aux Noix
31.7 Lacolle - Cross Rt 202 (Lacolle Blockhaus near intersection)
36.1 US Customs, enter Rouses Point, NY
36.9 Intersection with Rt 2 to VT (view of Fort Montgomery from bridge scenic overlook)
38.1 Go straight on Rt. 9B at intersection with Rt 11 leaving Rouses Point.
42.6 Coopersville - cross green bridge and turn L on Lakeshore Road
55.9 Point Au Rouche State Park - turn R on Point Au Rouche Rd.
57.6 Turn L on Rt. 9
61.4 Go straight on Rt 9 - ferry is 3 miles to the left on Rt 314
62.8 Turn L after Georgia Pacific Plant on Cumberland Ave. Heritage Trial in 0.5 miles
63.8 Cross over bridge and bear L on City Hall Place
63.9 Turn L on Bridge St
64.4 Turn R on Jay St.
64.5 Enter Bike Path
66.0 Exit Bike Path to the right and go up the hill
66.1 Turn L on Rt 9 leaving Plattsburg
74.9 Bridge over Ausable River
77.3 Pass Rt 373 on the L - Port Kent ferry to Burlington, VT is 3.0 miles downhill to the east.
77.5 Bridge over Ausable Chasm
77.8 Turn L on Old State Rd. (Start of Alternate 5W)
78.1 Single lane steel grid bridge with wooden walkway. Turn R on Mace Chasm Rd.
78.8 Stay straight on Mace Chasm Road at Soper Road
80.4 Turn L on Port Douglas Road, Keesvile is 1.5 miles to the right.
81.7 Bear R down hill on Highlands Rd.
88.0 Pavement ends until Rt. 22 - surface is very good.
89.3 Turn L on Rt. 22 (End of Alternate 5W)
90.8 1812 Homestead (a farm museum in Willsboro)
90.9 Bridge at bottom of hill - Fish ladder 1/4 mile to the L just after bridge.
94.4 Middle Road intersection - Stay on Rt. 22 to Essex
98.9 Essex - Ferry to Charlotte VT - Continue south on Main St. which becomes Lakeshore Dr.
109.4 Bear L on Rt.22 into Westport (End of Alternate 4W)
110.1 Westport Green - restaurant in town and store on north edge of town.
117.3 Pass Country Road 54 (Start of Alternate 3W)
120.5 Port Henry
124.3 Turn L on Rt 903
125.3 Turn R on Trimble Rd. - Crown Point Ruins and bridge to VT 3.0 miles ahead.
126.4 Cross RR & bear L on Lake Road
128.5 Turn L on Rt.22
129.0 Crown Point
133.2 Turn L Shore Airport Rd (Start of Alternate 2W).
135.7 Main entrance to International Paper Plant
137.4 Turn L on Rt.22 (End od Alternates 2W & 3W)
137.9 Intersection of Rts 22 and 74 - turn L to Fort Ti. And ferry to VT 1.4 miles.
142.7 Turn L on Wrights Ferry Rd. (Start of Alternate 1W)
146.7 Go straight on Lower Road / County Rt. 2 and pass Putnam Central School on left.
147.2 Bear L on Rt 22 to Whitehall at store (End of Alternate 1W)
163.8 Turn L on Clinton Ave. coming into Whitehall.
163.9 Turn R at Lock 12
164.1 Pass bridge on left south of Lock 12.
164.2 Skenesboro Museum - southern most point of Champlain Bikeway


Lake Champlain Bikeways Clearinghouse
c/o Local Motion Trailside Center
1 Steele Street #103
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 652-BIKE phone/fax

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For specifics on cycling in the region, feel free to contact:

Vermont: Lou Bresee
New York: Doug Yu


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