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Address: Peninsula Way, Lake Placid, NY
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Great trails for easy end of day hikes

Had a little more time at the end of the day after more strenuous hiking earlier and before it was too dark. Great trails through the woods and around Lake Placid West lake... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Had a little more time at the end of the day after more strenuous hiking earlier and before it was too dark. Great trails through the woods and around Lake Placid West lake. Pick up a trail guide at the entrance and return when you leave so others can use. Only a couple were there when I hiked. Looked like... More 

1 Thank MountainsLover192
Wheatfield, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

We hiked these trails after we found it on Trip Advisor. It was snowing and cold but the trails were marked pretty good. We did the Ridge Trail then the Lake Trail and circled back to the parking lot. It was enjoyable and pretty easy but we were not looking for anything difficult just a stroll in nature. The trails... More 

Thank Christopher H
Great Meadows, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We took the trail around the lake. It was a relatively easy walk. There were not many people and we stopped and took some very nice pictures. If you enjoy a stroll in nature....it is worth a quick stop and hike!

Thank Linda C
Elmira, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This place is really lovely-we had our dog with us, she suffers from arthritis and she had no problem trecking up the trails. They are very easy to follow and well marked. We met some really nice people along the way and only made it to the Mt. MacKenzie area but it was still a very nice walk. Will need... More 

Thank Brooke R
New York, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

The best thing about the Brewster Peninsula is the trail that runs along the lake shore (Lake Placid). The worst thing, for me, was that there were many unleashed dogs, one of which barked at me. It was a nice, if unspectacular, walk.

1 Thank stormville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a very nice, easy walk to the dam on Lake Placid. Its a great walk along the edge of the shoreline for a ways and VERY easy to do. This is not a "hike" by any means but a nice quick easy stroll.

3 Thank UpstateNY71
Garden City, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

I love Brewster Peninsula because it is such an easy hike. When you are in the Adirondacks athletic, fit people walk around with mountain climbing gear and go on these massive hikes and sometimes other people (like me) just want to enjoy nature for a little while and then go sit by the lake with a cocktail - this is... More 

4 Thank lllovetotravelll
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Thank you for these excellent trails!!! So glad we stumbled upon this. Rented snowshoes at Eastern Mountain Sports. If you can walk you can do this! Easily navigated. The trails in winter with the snow are beyond beautiful. So peaceful!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

This is a very low key hike/walk. Perfect for kids, dogs etc. there are several trail options, the middle trail takes you right down to a swimming area at the lake

Thank Carrie P
Westchester County, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is particularly east to access from several different points. The trails are reasonably well maintained, depending on the time of year. They are also skiable during the winter months. Children and pets will also enjoy their time on these trails.

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