The Raquette River Blueway Trail is a scenic treasure as evidenced by the connection to The Adirondack-North Country’s network of scenic byways, including:
- The Adirondack Scenic Byway – A 188 mile route through the Adirondack Park from Fonda just north of the Mohawk River to Malone in Franklin County, a few miles south of the Canadian border. The Adirondack Scenic Byway parallels the Raquette River on NYS Route 30 between Blue Mountain and Tupper Lakes.
- The Olympic Scenic Byway – A 177 mile long route from Sackett’s Harbor in the Thousand Islands to Wilmington, home of the Olympic ski center at Whiteface Mountain. The Olympic Scenic Byway enters the Raquette River Blueway Trail in NYS Route 3 at Sevey’s Corners and continues east to Tupper Lake.
- The Central Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway – A 140 mile route beginning in Rome and passing through Old Forge, Raquette Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Warrensburg, Lake George and terminating in Glens Falls. That stretch of the byway between Raquette Lake and Blue Mountain Lake are situated within this scenic byway.
- The Roosevelt Marcy Memorial Highway Scenic Byway- Commencing at North Creek, this 40 mile byway is the route travelled by then Vice President Teddy Roosevelt on his midnight ride to take the oath of office. The by way crosses the Raquette River Blueway Trail in Blue Mountain Lake and Long Lake.
- The North Country Scenic Byway – A revised corridor management plan for the North Country Scenic Byway is being reviewed by the NYS Department of Transportation that would extend its route from Rouses Point on Lake Champlain to Massena and follow the Raquette River Blueway Trail from Massena to Potsdam.
For more information on the region’s Scenic Byways visit: www.adirondackscenicbyways.org