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Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails

Peninsula Way, Lake Placid, NY
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Ranked #12 of 20 attractions in Lake Placid
Type: Hiking Trails
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Peaceful and well marked snowshoe hike. Even better was lunch following the walk at the Scape cafe at the Green Goddess Store just up the street from the walk.

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Plattsburgh, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

If you're looking for a way to get right up close to Lake Placid and get some exercise while doing it, check out the Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails. The trails are all around a mile round trip, so something you can easily do in way under an hour. It's the perfect way to get in touch with the Adirondacks while... More

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Cape Cod
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

When you hear this trail is "right behind the Howard Johnsons," you don't expect much. But in fact it starts quite a ways from the road, and continues deep into gorgeous birch and pine forest, all the way to Lake Placid. You can then take a dip from a public dock, or walk as far as you like along the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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147 reviews 147 reviews
57 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

These complex of trails are nice and easy, and offer great views of Lake Placid. There is also plenty of makers along the way that describe the flora and the wetlands. This area had recently been hit with a lot of rain, so many spots of the trails are muddy. That, of course, did not bother the two dogs we... More

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Ossining, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Back in May, we were the only ones on this trail, so we let our dog off the leash and she went swimming for a bit. The path is soft from all the pine needles. At the time, there were some trees down so we climbed under and over them, which was fun. If it weren't for that, the hike... More

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new york
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

first off it rained alot the previous week. Our kids got bit to the point we gave up after about 15 minutes-during that time it was very uneventful-guess we took the wrong turn--alot of dog walkers

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Shohola, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We did this and the Jackrabbit. This trail had a lot of blow downs and was tough to navigate. Hopefully they will clean the trail up some.

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Southern Saratoga
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

What a great space! When other areas did not have snow, Brewster Peninsula did! While the trails may not be suitable for members of the 46'ers club, it is a great area to snow shoe, cross country ski and hike, while gaining a moderate amount of exercise. Not many hills...love it! Here is a hint: as you enter the nature... More

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Camden NY
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

My husband and I snowshoed the blue Lakeside Trail. The trail itself was very well marked once we got to it - it is a bit of a distance from the parking area - keep going until you get to the big sign, then turn left. It is lovely by the lake, easy hiking, and fun!!!

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

I love these trails because it always seems like no one else is ever out there. Good for hiking, snowshoeing, etc. The longest loop around is only about 1.5 miles, so it's not too much for kids. Good for dogs too (even though the local leash law applies here, most people let their dogs run free).

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