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Address: , Lake Placid, NY
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Activities: Cross-country skiing, Rock climbing

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Best trail of running or skiing

This is the best trail for running the Adirondacks. Starting in Paul Smiths and going all the way to Keene, it's manageable for running or Nordic skiing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Adirondacks, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is the best trail for running the Adirondacks. Starting in Paul Smiths and going all the way to Keene, it's manageable for running or Nordic skiing!

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Butler, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

If you like mountain biking your'll love the trails off of Jack Rabbit. Not a lot of elevation change, flowing trails, but going over all the roots will tire you out. Cinderella trail is nice long way back. No bathrooms.

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Avon, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The trail was not groomed for skiers when we used the first 1.5 miles of the Jack Rabbit trail (yellow) to reach the trail (red) to hike up McKenzie. The trail was mostly ice and packed snow.

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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

More of a great walk than a hike, these trails are very accessible and walkable by anyone in good shoes. The splendid walk along the lake shore, the dam and the educational plaques are wonderful sites along the way. Very kid-friendly trails

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It is a fairly easy trail to walk. Only about .7 miles. This was our one and only time we actually saw Lake Placid. We found that locals like to walk their dogs in the area, so be aware. We were greeted by a friendly, but exuberant wolf hound like dog. I think I lost a year or two off... More 

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Lake Placid, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Th Jackrabbit Trail can be accessed at several points from Lake Placid and is fun anytime of year other than black fly season in the Spring. If you are a visitor go to the visitor's bureau near a Mirror Lake or go online to get a copy of the map. There are some very pretty parts of this trail which... More 

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Phoenix, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Quite a long trail, many miles. Nothing too difficult. Trail does run through the valley, so if snow is limited it may not be the best place to ski at that time. Van Hovenberg XC ski area does a great job with limited snow. They have many groomers.

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CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Great short hike that leads to the shores of Lake Placid. Too icy for cross country skiing today, but likely would be beautiful skiing in the right conditions. Perfect for children or adults just looking for a leisurely and scenic walk.

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Very scenic hiking. Good grades and well marked! Goes on forever but has many access points. Beautiful during foliage season!

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Lake Placid, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This is an easy hike from the Howard Johnson's parking lot; north to the dam at the outlet to Lake Placid. Thirty minutes one way is plenty for most people.

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