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Mount Van Hoevenberg

Lake Placid, NY
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Ranked #6 of 22 Attractions in Lake Placid
Type: Cross-country Ski Areas
Activities: Cross-country skiing, Skiing
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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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Livonia, MI
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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New England
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Loved the beautiful views, olympic history, and learned lots of cool information and facts we didn't know before. Good time!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

enjoyed the museum area looking at the antique bobsleds, and basically exploring the grounds it didn't appear that the bobsled run was operating, however we were pretty early and it seemed that is off season in lake placid area.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Great; energizing two days on these trails snowshoeing! However, the lopet trail needs more precise signs indicating when you have arrived "Full 'circle'; and how you get back to the lodge.

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