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Mount Van Hoevenberg

Address: Lake Placid, NY
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Ranked #7 of 40 things to do in Lake Placid
Type: Cross-country ski areas, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Cross-country skiing, Skiing
Owner description: Mount Van Hoevenberg is the starting point for 31 miles of beautiful cross-country trails that have...
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Type: Cross-country ski areas, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Cross-country skiing, Skiing
Owner description: Mount Van Hoevenberg is the starting point for 31 miles of beautiful cross-country trails that have seen both Olympic and World Cup competition.

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Macungie
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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

While visiting Lake Placid, we were hoping to find some exciting outdoor activities. We were surprised to find such a good deal for snow tubing. Only $10 a person. Well the "500 ft" drop for snow tubing was just a little steeper than my backyard. What a let down. Not worth it at all. The snowboarding and ski hill looked... More 

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Louisville
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We arrived here for our Bobsled adventure and it was amazing. A little wait time but it was worth it to go down the bobsled track. We didn't get to the cross country skiing but maybe next time!

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Kentucky
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88 reviews 88 reviews
31 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

We arrived just at the end of peak leaf season,but what a glorious place. All of the beauty and surrounding area is simply gorgeous. Definitely would recommend stopping here.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We went just before the peak ended. A lot of leaves had fallen but was still very gorgeous made for beautiful pictures. It was about 4.5 miles all the way around but it was a great hike

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Sarasota, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This was at peak foliage time and the views were outstanding. Well worth the work to get there. Round trip is 4.4 miles and not too hard an ascent.

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Columbus, Ohio
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161 reviews 161 reviews
37 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Don't miss driving to Mount Van Hoevenberg. If you never ski, it's just a beautiful view and a very special place. We never tire of Lake Placid and the attractions in the area. Thankfully, it is not "touristy."

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Toronto
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57 reviews 57 reviews
4 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Nice hike that will take 2-3 hours gradually up a mountain. The view at the top was very beautiful. For us it was the perfect hike that only took half a day.

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New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This hike was moderate - not super difficult but definitely sweat-inducing. Took about 4 hours round trip including a nice break at the summit for a picnic lunch.

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Flemington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My kids did the bobsled run (they thought that was just okay) and we did a horseback ride through the cross country trails there also. Would recommend both.

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Brighton, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Take the gondola to the top of the mountain and enjoy the view of the beautiful lakes. The ride up is a bit scary, although it seemed very safe. We had 8 people in one gondola comfortably.

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