Great Motorcycle Roads in New York

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What Are the Best Motorcycle Roads in New York?

- Comstock to Hillsdale
- Pompey to Esperance
- Malone to Otter Lake
- Alder Creek to Sangerfield
- Paul Smiths to Underwood
- Hancock to Sparrow Bush


Below is our in-depth list for the best motorcycle roads in New York!
Beyond the borders of the Big Apple are motorcycle roads along deep, sweeping mountain ravines, rocky crags, swiftly moving rivers, and quaint villages. From the scenery of lush forests and crystal-clear lakes of the Adirondacks, to the long stretches of beautiful farmland in the south - these are the best motorcycle rides in New York.

Comstock to Hillsdale

Route 22 (107 miles)

One of the best motorcycle rides in New York is this north/south state highway. NY-22  can be taken all the way up to the Canadian border, but some of the best riding is from Comstock to Hillsdale. Rolling hills and farmland occupies this relaxing scenic road and leads through the Berkshire Hills.

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Pompey to Esperance

Route 20 (95 miles)

New York's longest surface road is also one of the best motorcycle roads in NY, and has a variety of elevations, repeatedly switching between two and four lanes. This east/west route climbs high ground and descends into valley ridges. Portions of this historic road is named Cherry Valley Turnpike, and expands among vast hillsides and farmland.

Manilus, NY

Readsboro, NY

Richfield, NY

Malone to Otter Lake

Routes 30, 28 (138 miles)

One of the best NY motorcycle rides in the Adirondack region is this route which starts at Route 30, and passes along lakes and mountain views and leading into the curvier portion near Saranac Lake. As an option, circle around this lake region looping around Route 186 and 3 for more great scenery of this Adirondack Mountain region. Look out for slow moving traffic near downtown Old Forge area.

Raquette Lake

Saranac Lake

Long Lake

Alder Creek to Sangerfield

Route 12 (42 miles)

This north/south road runs through the entire state of New York, but the section near Utica is a beauty. A classic two lane road that features vast farmlands and relaxing scenery. What's the best part of this New York motorcycle road? Minimal traffic!

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Paul Smiths to Underwood

Routes 86, 73 (56 miles)

This motorcycle road in New York through the Adirondack Mountains connects from Route 30 and Route 9. East of famous Lake Placid, Route 73 is particularly impressive, riding along the Giant Mountain Wilderness region.

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Hancock to Sparrow Bush

Route 97 (68 miles)

This New York motorcycle ride runs along the Upper Delaware Scenic River region and the scenic Hawks Nest. It features numerous curves along granite walls and exceptional valley views of the Delaware River.

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