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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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Beautiful area to explore

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... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2015
Stuart, Florida
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Stuart, Florida
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79 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank musiceast
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88 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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!

Thank fern23
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122 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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.

Thank tfc63
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2014 via mobile

We went just before the peak ended. A lot of leaves had fallen but was still very gorgeous made for beautiful pictures. It was about 4.5 miles all the way around but it was a great hike

1 Thank Mclaire7960
Sarasota, Florida
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2014

This was at peak foliage time and the views were outstanding. Well worth the work to get there. Round trip is 4.4 miles and not too hard an ascent.

Thank Linda7511
Columbus, Ohio
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265 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Don't miss driving to Mount Van Hoevenberg. If you never ski, it's just a beautiful view and a very special place. We never tire of Lake Placid and the attractions in the area. Thankfully, it is not "touristy."

Thank KellBellHocking
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91 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Nice hike that will take 2-3 hours gradually up a mountain. The view at the top was very beautiful. For us it was the perfect hike that only took half a day.

1 Thank turtle040
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2014

This hike was moderate - not super difficult but definitely sweat-inducing. Took about 4 hours round trip including a nice break at the summit for a picnic lunch.

1 Thank Heather S
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59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014

My kids did the bobsled run (they thought that was just okay) and we did a horseback ride through the cross country trails there also. Would recommend both.

Thank loumsrea

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