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Jack Rabbit Trail

Lake Placid, NY
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Ranked #10 of 32 Activities in Lake Placid
Type: Cross-country Ski Areas, Sports
Activities: Cross-country skiing, Rock climbing
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Tustin, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
19 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
31 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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129 reviews 129 reviews
16 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We rode our mountain bikes on the trails around Craigwood golf course. Lots of varied terrain, hills to climb, made for a good workout. Would definitely do again.

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Albany, NY
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This was around a 2 mile, reasonably flat and easy hike with nice views of Lake Placid. I'm a stickler for "payoff for the work" when it comes to hiking and Jack Rabbit Trail does not disappoint. Give it around 2 hours to drink in the great views every few hundred yards.

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Columbus, Ohio
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141 reviews 141 reviews
31 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Mother in-law grew up in Lake Placid and always told us about this trail...it was so nice to explore...we went on the Lakeshore and Jackrabbit trail. The views are amazing on the water. The trails are actually called The Peninsula Nature Trails.

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