Difficult – 45.2 miles (72.7km)
This loop, created by
– there is no day use fee for cyclists. After Peasleeville, climbing
becomes strenuous and ends after the turn onto Ore Bed Road affording
great views of Lyon Mountain, working pastures, woodlands and a steep
The Clinton Correctional Facility, which opened in 1845 with the mandate
for inmates to work an iron ore mine owned by the state, is the center
of Dannemora. The mining experiment was ended in 1877 and the wall was
built. Just east are the gothic buildings of Clinton Annex, opened in
1899 as the Dannemora State Hospital for inmates declared insane after
trial. Closed in 1972, it is now a separate correctional facility.
is named for a Clinton County native who served with distinction as a
fighter pilot in World War II and the Vietnam War. Akey Road includes a
spectacular 2 mile downhill.