Day Seven - Passaconaway, New Hampshire to Lake Placid, New York (185 miles)

Continuing on St.Rt. 112 to start the morning was a real treat. Just before we crossed the Connecticut River we joined back up with U.S. 302 near the Vermont State line. This road was as nice in Vermont as it was in New Hampshire. As we got to Burlington we decided to take the ferry across Lake Champlain to New York. It was a fairly large ferry so we only had to wait a short time, and boarded the first one we saw. The boat was large, but the first mate (not Gilligan) told us to tie the bikes down or at least put them on their center stands. We were glad we took his advice. As the ship pulled away it jerked the bikes roughly. After landing in Port Kent we headed toward Saranac Lake on St.Rt. 86. The Adirondack Mountains provided some nice vistas as we rolled into Lake Placid. We spotted some small cottages along St.Rt. 86, and stopped to inquire. The older couple who owned the place gave us a good deal so we decided to stay. The old man was a former biker, and we chatted for awhile. We went into town for dinner, and as we were returning it began to rain. When we got back to the cottage we began to cover the bikes. Our newfound friend came out, and offered his garage for the bikes. How nice!