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Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails

Peninsula Way, Lake Placid, NY
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Ranked #9 of 22 Attractions in Lake Placid
Type: Hiking Trails
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Highland Mills, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Relaxing walk around Lake Placid with little or no climbing. Great way to see the flora and fauna of the area.

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Columbus, Ohio
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30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A very special trail and very secluded & quite. The views from the trails are just astonishing! Lots of great photo opportunities.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a very beautiful hike in the woods that opens to a beautiful lake view. Easy enough trail for all types of hikers. We managed to walk the whole thing with our 20 month old boy.

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Lake Placid, New York
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98 reviews 98 reviews
31 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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