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Lake Placid Travel Guide

  • Walking tours (8)
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EveryTrail
Mt. Jo - Lake Placid
Mt. Jo - Lake Placid

This is a very short two mile loop hike that will bring you to the top of a wonderful little peak above Heart Lake with just over 600 feet of climbing. It's a great hike for little kids or an older...

Pitchoff Mountain and Balancing Rocks
Pitchoff Mountain and Balancing Rocks

A fun hike up Pitchoff Mountain past some glacial eratics left behind called the "Balancing Rocks" area. The summit ridge has great views over all the high peaks too. This is a great hike for any...

Whiteface Mountain
Whiteface Mountain

This is the most scenic route to the top of Whiteface in my opinion and the fact that you pass by a dock into Lake Placid where you can take a dip on the way back on a hot summer day is just...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Mt. Colden via the Trapdike
Mt. Colden via the Trapdike

This is a difficult and steep climb up a trap dike to the summit of Mt. Colden. There is no maintained trail and negotiating the boulders and trees within the trap dike will take some hand over foot...

Street and Nye Mountains
Street and Nye Mountains

Althouth these two peaks have wooded summits the hike is relatively straightforward and easy except for some blowdown near the top of Nye that you might encounter. Street has a nice viewpoint near...

Rated 3 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
MacNaughton - The Unlisted 46er!
MacNaughton - The Unlisted 46er!

This peak in the Adirondack High Peaks is over 4,000 feet in height but when the initial surveys were taken to name the 46 high peaks for the climbing club it was considered under 4,000 feet. With...

Lake Placid Tour
Lake Placid Tour

Set in New York’s Adirondack Mountains, Lake Placid is almost cloyingly beautiful—the kind of place that makes you angry that other people get to live here year-round.

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Algonquin
Algonquin

Algonquin's alternative route is about 14 miles long and located near Lake Placid, NY. The trail is great for hiking.

We started off around 10:00am for the alternate route which I recommend. We...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members

Perfect Day

Last Hurrah at Lake Placid (clchute, Aug 30, 2011)
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Perfect Weekend

Lake Placid on a Fall Weekend (GOBIlls213, Oct 13, 2011)
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Best Of

fall’s finest escapes (TripAdvisor-Top10, Jun 5, 2007)
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