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Address: Lake Placid, NY
Phone Number: 9056675566
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Mount Van Hoevenberg is the starting point for 31 miles of beautiful...

Mount Van Hoevenberg is the starting point for 31 miles of beautiful cross-country trails that have seen both Olympic and World Cup competition.

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My second son took my fourth son mtn biking while the dog and I walked around. I have biked here with the family before. The staff was very friendly. Bikes are supplied through... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 August 2016
LBskis
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

My second son took my fourth son mtn biking while the dog and I walked around. I have biked here with the family before. The staff was very friendly. Bikes are supplied through High Peaks Cyclery. They bikes are kept well. Plenty of trails. They have picnic tables, too, so I suppose you can pack lunch.

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Beaconsfield, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

This mountain is a good warm up level before tackling the higher ones. It is close to Lake Placid. It has a nice view. Only slighlty less than 3000 feet.

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Have come up here cross country skiing for years. Tough winter but were lucky to have snow this year and they did a good job building the base. For the second year in a row very disappointed in the grooming in that for a busy weekend- they either didn't groom( last year) and only did 1/2 the trails this year.... More 

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Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

I took the shorter trail to the summit b/c I had been watching the bobsledders training sessions. Paid $4 for access to the bobsled track and trail. This is the easier way to the summit. Not very steep for most of trail until you reached end of the maintained part. Rather muddy the day I hiked. Still not as strenuous... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

The forest we went through was beautiful but if you expect views you will not find them here. You only reach a little terrace at the end of the path, and you can look back at where you came from. In the distance some of the 46ers can be seen

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Wheatfield, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

We did this hike based on TripAdvisor recommendations and we were rewarded. This trail was about 4.4 miles round trip and we did it while it was snowing. The trail was well marked and we had no problems despite the very wet and muddy trail. If you dress for the conditions you will have no issues. The trail starts with... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

Cold, cold, beautiful snowy weather! The entire area is wonderful. We were there at a time when most of the attractions were closed but were still able to travel to places where the views were spectacular! A lovely place to visit.

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Macungie
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3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

While visiting Lake Placid, we were hoping to find some exciting outdoor activities. We were surprised to find such a good deal for snow tubing. Only $10 a person. Well the "500 ft" drop for snow tubing was just a little steeper than my backyard. What a let down. Not worth it at all. The snowboarding and ski hill looked... More 

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Louisville
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80 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

We arrived here for our Bobsled adventure and it was amazing. A little wait time but it was worth it to go down the bobsled track. We didn't get to the cross country skiing but maybe next time!

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2014 via mobile

We arrived just at the end of peak leaf season,but what a glorious place. All of the beauty and surrounding area is simply gorgeous. Definitely would recommend stopping here.

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