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Jack Rabbit Trail

Lake Placid, NY
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Ranked #12 of 22 Attractions in Lake Placid
Type: Cross-country Ski Areas
Activities: Cross-country skiing, Rock climbing
Most recent review
- Jan 16, 2014
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Phoenix, Maryland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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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122 reviews 122 reviews
16 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Hershey, PA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

My daughter hiked this trail with the Kids Camp she was with through our resort (Whiteface Lodge). She loved it so much we went back the next day with the whole family. It's more of a walk than a hike. It was great for a family with young kids, like mine, as they get to explore. We saw a lot... More

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Shohola, Pennsylvania
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Although we usually like somehting more challenging, this is a great hike with young kids or in our case worn out from tough hikes the previous days. Nice views of Lake Placid, but remember to bring water proof shoes. The trail is muddy in spots.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Easy to reach. An easy tromp with views of the lake. It just so happened to start sowing (in May) which made it more fun.Good place to take your dog, too!

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