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Mount Van Hoevenberg

Lake Placid, NY
+1 905-667-5566
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Pleasant forest walk

The forest we went through was beautiful but if you expect views you will not find them here. You... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2015
Ivan K
Great Hike

We did this hike based on TripAdvisor recommendations and we were rewarded. This trail was about... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2015
Christopher H
Wheatfield, New York
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Mount Van Hoevenberg is the starting point for 31 miles of beautiful cross-country trails that have seen both Olympic and World Cup competition.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Lake Placid, NY
+1 905-667-5566
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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...More

1  Thank Ivan K
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....More

Thank Christopher H
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.

Thank barbarah510
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....More

1  Thank musiceast
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
Reviewed 11 December 2014

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
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
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
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
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
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Questions & Answers
Dolce F
24 September 2017|
Response from Jennifer S | Reviewed this property |
I believe the cross country area is only for skiing, but whiteface allows snowboarding
mary r
15 March 2015|
Response from Linda7511 | Reviewed this property |
Can't give you a positive answer. There is a telephone number you can call on Monday (they are closed on Sundays) and in all likelihood get the answer you need: Lake Placid/Essex County Convention and Visitors Bureau 2608... More