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Olympic Trail Scenic Byway, Keeseville to Lake Placid

34.5 miles: 0 hours, 48 minutes

Olympic Trail Scenic Byway (SRs 9N and 86) make up a gorgeous 33-mile drive in northeast New York from Keesville to Lake Placid, site of the Winter Olympics in 1932 and 1980. Scenic byway highlights include the Ausable River and the Adirondack Mountains. The region is heavily forested, so fall is a particularly pretty time to visit this area.


The Olympic Trail Scenic Byway (SRs 9N and 86) winds through small towns in Upstate New York. The Ausable River is a frequent companion on the drive, and at some points it flows mere feet from the road. When you turn onto SR 86, you’ll see gorgeous views of the distant Adirondack Mountains. High Falls Gorge, on SR 86 in Wilmington, offers viewing access to the waterfalls.


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