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Address: Peninsula Way, Lake Placid, NY

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Peaceful hour-long walk

You don't have to spend a half or full day hiking to enjoy the out-of-doors near Lake Placid. Trail head was a 10 min walk from our hotel, and then there's a variety of trails you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Don H
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Kemptville, Ontario, Canada
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Kemptville, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't have to spend a half or full day hiking to enjoy the out-of-doors near Lake Placid. Trail head was a 10 min walk from our hotel, and then there's a variety of trails you can take on the Brewster Peninsula. Only a short part of the trail along the shoreline gives you views of the lake--be sure to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This wilderness was free from pollution sound and not far away from town of Lake Placid.The walk on the wood was an easy path, and the Lake name was Lake Placid.The water are said the cleanest at New York State, drink the water you will feel refreshed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Hiked this trail in May right after a small snowfall. The trail is well marked and runs by Lake Placid Lake so the views are different from the ones in town. There are benches and places to stop and take pictures all through the peninsula. It is quiet and out of the way but located very close to town. If... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

For a quick "forest bath" this trail delivers. It is easy with little elevation, and a loop from the parking area takes you through pine trees and ferns.

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Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Had a little more time at the end of the day after more strenuous hiking earlier and before it was too dark. Great trails through the woods and around Lake Placid West lake. Pick up a trail guide at the entrance and return when you leave so others can use. Only a couple were there when I hiked. Looked like... More 

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Wheatfield, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

We hiked these trails after we found it on Trip Advisor. It was snowing and cold but the trails were marked pretty good. We did the Ridge Trail then the Lake Trail and circled back to the parking lot. It was enjoyable and pretty easy but we were not looking for anything difficult just a stroll in nature. The trails... More 

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Great Meadows, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We took the trail around the lake. It was a relatively easy walk. There were not many people and we stopped and took some very nice pictures. If you enjoy a stroll in nature....it is worth a quick stop and hike!

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Elmira, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This place is really lovely-we had our dog with us, she suffers from arthritis and she had no problem trecking up the trails. They are very easy to follow and well marked. We met some really nice people along the way and only made it to the Mt. MacKenzie area but it was still a very nice walk. Will need... More 

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New York, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

The best thing about the Brewster Peninsula is the trail that runs along the lake shore (Lake Placid). The worst thing, for me, was that there were many unleashed dogs, one of which barked at me. It was a nice, if unspectacular, walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a very nice, easy walk to the dam on Lake Placid. Its a great walk along the edge of the shoreline for a ways and VERY easy to do. This is not a "hike" by any means but a nice quick easy stroll.

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