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Mount Van Hoevenberg

Lake Placid, NY
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Ranked #5 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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Denville, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 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
56 helpful votes 56 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
1 review
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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Syracuse, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Worth it for scenic tour and hiking, walking but be sure there is decent visibility when you go because the view is the best.

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Lake Placid, New York
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97 reviews 97 reviews
30 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Whether you ski classic or skate there is plenty of room to explore on the beautiful trails here. There is something for everyone and all skill sets. We went today and the conditions were perfect. And despite the crowd for the holiday weekend, in a few short minutes you can lose them in the beautiful forest trails.

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Philadelphia, PA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This hike was recommended to us by staff at the High Peaks Cyclery (where they sell a lot more than cycles; they have everything you could need for winter outdoor fun). It was pretty flat and a nice walk in the woods until about halfway through it when we started climbing and eventually ended up on the top. There is... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I took my 19 yr. old son to Mount Van Hoevenberg (MVH), in March 2013 for his first time ever skiing. We went during the week, so it was less crowded and cheaper. The trails were impeccibly groomed and wide enough for plenty of skiers to use. We started out on the easiest trails on the first day, and worked... More

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