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“These people are wonderful.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of High Peaks Information Center

High Peaks Information Center
Ranked #12 of 47 things to do in Lake Placid
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Owner description: For your next trip to the Adirondacks, stop in here for maps, guides, hiking equipment and camping supplies.
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“These people are wonderful.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

The people down here are definitely the people you want to ask if you have any hiking or woods outing type question. They really do know what they're talking about.

Visited August 2012
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English first
Londonderry, Vermont
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Excellent attitude from young gentleman who was working the gate the day we visited. Gave us good options for other hikes.

Visited October 2012
Thank BobandClaudia
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Belleville, Canada
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156 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Careful Reading These Reviews”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

Having been a volunteer here for the Adirondack Mountain Club and the 46ers, for over 35 years, I wonder what areas some of the other reviewers are talking about. This is the trail information facility and store at the trailhead leading to several of the high peaks, such as Mt. Marcy, Algonquin, Mt. Colden, and others: it is not a general tourist info center, nor does it have glass-bottomed viewing platforms. Trailhead parking is available here for a fee. Advice is given, but it is couched in terms that leave it up to you to make your own mind up. If you do get advice, take it: these people live and work here, and know the area intimately. It's not the sidewalks of a major city! There are also regulations specific to groups, overnight camping, and fires -- learn about them before you go, or at least learn about them here! Be forewarned: the staff can get a little frustrated at times, especially on days when they've heard the same question dozens of times: cut them some slack.

Visited September 2012
2 Thank zubill
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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“The Best Hiking in the US”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

This was our second consecutive year taking a hiking vacation in the High Peaks Adirondacks area - Lake Placid. I love the hiking here. The scenery is breath taking, the challenges demanding, the rewards of scaling a peak worth every drop of sweat. To put my comments in perspective you need to know that I love hiking, and so do my husband and oldest son. I used to be an avid backpacker during my single years and early marriage (before kids). I have hiked up and down the Blue Ridge and trails off of the Appalachian train in NC, VA, MD and PA. I've hiked in Acadia, Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, Yellow Stone, Sawtooth range, Bryce, Badlands, Mount Katahdin, Glacier, and some others I have probably forgotten (some places in France and elsewhere). The hiking in the High Peaks area is the most challenging and fun. If you like to hike this is your destination.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank carolcat40
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Elkton, MD
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111 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Beautiful Falls”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

This is privately owned so there is a fee to enter, but the trails are well maintained and the view is great. There is even a small glass bottom overlook! Don't miss the nature trail after you leave the falls. It is a mile, but is not too difficult and doesn't seem that long.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Barb B
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