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Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails

Peninsula Way, Lake Placid, NY
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Ranked #11 of 21 Attractions in Lake Placid
Type: Hiking Trails
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Lake Placid, New York
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95 reviews 95 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

There are two main entrances to these trails. One is by the Howard Johnson's and the other is found if you go through the hotel property to follow the road that continues beyond a short distance. You will see cars parked to the left and a gated area. If you follow this trail it leads to a dam and an... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We wanted a quick hike close to town and we found the trail head right behind the Howard Johnson restaurant. We did not know it was there until I saw it on Trip Advisor! It was an easy hike, and we made it to the dam on the end of Lake Placid. It was beautiful!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

One of each of our kids' first "hikes"! You can get to the dam quickly or take a longer, roundabout way. We have a dog and it the dam is the standard dog swim area! We all wind up jumping in and swimming with the dog. Lake Placid is such a beautiful, clean lake. Just be careful, there are big... More

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Lorain, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Trailhead hidden behind Howard Johnson restaurant. Like seeing the dam at the end of the trail. Nice easy walk compared to hiking the mountains.

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Malta, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I love to cross country ski on this trail in the winter because the views are excellent and they have interesting signs along the trails. I always see people walking their dogs here and imagine it's just as nice in the spring, summer and fall.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
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30 helpful votes 30 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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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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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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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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