Lakes to Locks Passage – An All-American Road

Midway between Manhattan and Montreal, the Lakes to Locks Passage lets you experience the interconnected waterway that shaped the destiny of North America. By bike, foot, boat, train, or car, you will discover charming small cities, rural landscapes and Adirondack hamlets with diverse historic, natural, cultural, and recreational sites.

Click here to see a map of the byway corridor.

The roughly 230-mile-long scenic byway follows the interconnected waterway of the Upper Hudson River, Champlain Canal, Lake George, Lake Champlain, Richelieu River, and Chambly Canal through six counties in New York State: Rensselaer, Saratoga, Washington, Warren, Essex, and Clinton. Through the Quebec/New York Trade Corridor, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed in 2005 with the CRE Monteregie Est in Quebec for cross-border promotion of tourism to national and international markets.

The Lakes to Locks Passage Regions

Explore the regions of Lakes to Locks Passage:

Lakes to Locks Passage, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit manages the scenic byway. Our goals:

  • Create a great place to live which is also a great place to establish a business, invest public resources, and visit!
  • Establish a grassroots forum for voluntary inter-municipal planning and implementation of NYS Byway, waterfront, and community revitalization programs.
  • Assist communities through a process of sensitivity, awareness, understanding, appreciation, and finally, a commitment to the stewardship of the historic, natural, and cultural resources that are embodied in Lakes to Locks Passage, as the basis for community revitalization.
  • Unify the region’s historic, cultural, natural and recreational resources to establish a world-class destination for national and international travelers.