Home | Getting Started | Gift Center | Gear Store | Topo Maps | My Wildernet | Newsletter Signup
STATE:
ACTIVITY:
SEARCH:
New York > New York Scenic Byways
Destination Locator:

New York Scenic Byways



Champlain Trail- Running the length of the 121-mile Lake Champlain, this trail features miles of sandy beaches, quaint historical villages and unique glimpses of the Adirondack Mountains.
New York State Route 73 Scenic Byway- The 30-mile God Bless America Highway is located in the Adirondack Mountains area near Lake Placid, in New York.
Revolutionary Trail- This trail runs through the southern Adirondack North Country region, running east-west between Albany and the shores of Lake Ontario.
Seaway Trail- This touring route along the coast of the eastern Great Lakes demonstrates the forces of nature through a landscape that was formed by glaciers and shaped by wind and water. Historic and picturesque lighthouses dot the landscape along the trail.

Search by Name within New York:



Activity Locator:

Activities within New York Scenic Byways:

All New York Scenic Byways Outdoor Recreation Activities

New York Scenic Byways Customized Topo Maps and Aerial Photos
Outdoor Gear and Clothing

Search by Name within New York:



Trip Planner

Hotels Airline Tickets Car Rentals
B&Bs Yellow Pages City Guide


General Information

Description - New York State's Scenic BywaysProgram boasts a 2,000 mile statewide network of scenic byways including one National Scenic Byway, the Seaway Trail.

Attractions - Seaway Trail, along the coast of the eastern Great Lakes demonstrates the forces of nature through a landscape that was formed by glaciers and shaped by wind and water. Historic and picturesque lighthouses dot the landscape along the trail. New York's additional twelve state designated byways provide scenic and historic journeys throughout the state.

Recreation - Byways provide access to numerous cultural, historical, natural, recreational and scenic sites. Some of the most popular activities along the byways include hiking, camping, picnicking, biking, fishing, photographing scenery, viewing historic sites and of course scenic driving.

Climate - New York experiences four distinct seasons, with spring and fall being the most pleasant times to travel through the region. Humidity in the southeastern areas of the state can make summer travel uncomfortable, although many festivals and special events occur during that season. Summer highs in the lower elevations of New York usually don't surpass 90 degrees F. Thunderstorms occur a few times a week and can bring needed relief from the heat.

During the fall and spring humidity levels drop with temperatures and make for pleasantly mild traveling weather. Fall brings brilliant color changes in the leaves and spring bring blooming flowers to all regions of the state.

Winter travel can be hazardous as the western portion of the state receives extreme amounts of snow. Debilitating ice storms hit the southeastern portion of the state as often as snow. Although the major highways are usually clear soon after snow, in time to reach the ski resorts in northern New York.

Location - Byways travel through scenic and historic areas throughout the state. Maps are available on the individual descriptive pages.


Current Conditions & Trip Reports

Trip Reports:
Add your own trip Report! Newly re-released feature. One of the most popular features on Wildernet, trip reports allow you to share your experiences with others. This is an invaluable resource for determining what to expect on your outdoor adventure, so please participate! To prevent spamming, you must be a registered user of Wildernet in order to submit a trip report

No trip reports filed to date. Please be the first one to do so!


Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Scenic Driving New York Scenic Byways
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery New York Scenic Byways
Yes


More Information

Additional Information:
New York - This state harbors something for every outdoor enthusiast. From rock climbing in the Shawangunk Mountains to swimming at Fire Island, New York terrain provides for every interest.

Advertisement





About Wildernet |  Email to a Friend  |  Disclaimer |  Privacy |  Contact Us  | Comments & Suggestions
Advertisers & Sponsors |  Owners & Operators |  Tourism Promotors
©1995-2017 Interactive Outdoors Inc. All rights reserved.