The six-million-acre Adirondack Park is regularly recognized for its hiking, skiing, and fall foliage, but now one of its towns is in the spotlight for another outdoor activity: mountain biking.
Thrill seekers out there will be stoked to know that Wilmington, NY– located in the northern region of the Adirondack Park- has earned a spot on National Geographic’s list of America’s 20 Best Mountain Bike Towns!
Why is this ADK Town A Hub For Mountain Bikers?
- Main street access to state trail systems
- Region’s only dirt jump park
- Wilmington Whiteface 100-kilometer race
- “Hardy Hour” every Friday night- group riding through the challenging network of singletrack and tricky slick slab climbs
- Whiteface Mountain Bike Park with 2,426-foot downhill runs, the longest vertical drop in the East
Thanks to the Barkeater Trails Alliance, more than 20 miles of singletrack now exist throughout Lake Placid, Wilmington and Saranac Lake. Make sure to check out the Poor Man’s Downhill– take a $5 van shuttle halfway up Whiteface Mountain to ride down 1,200 vertical feet spanning over three miles.
What’s your favorite mountain biking spot in Wilmington?
- National Geographic: America’s 20 Best Mountain Bike Towns