Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails, Lake Placid, New York
Peninsula Rd, Lake Placid, New York 12946| Map |
A nice mix of forest and lakeshore walking paths comprise the family-friendly Brewster Peninsula Trails in Lake Placid, New York. Located on the shores of Lake Placid, the dog-friendly trails are tucked back on a dirt road. In summer, hikers and cyclists of all ages enjoy exploring the woods and shores of Lake Placid. Winter snows blanket the Brewster Peninsula Trails making it ideal for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Minks, otters, red squirrels and birds are among the wildlife that live in the area. The .75-mile (one way) Corridor Trail, which leads to the trail network, begins with a descent before flattening out. The scenic Lake Shore Trail, which is a bit rocky, is just .4 miles one way through a forest of cedar trees. There are a few log benches along the way, making for a nice rest stop and perhaps catching a glimpse of otters or minks. Relatively flat and with little change in elevation is the Boundary Trail, also short at just .9 miles one way. Among the most popular is the .7-mile Ridge Trail, which starts at the end of the Corridor Trail and climbs steadily to the top of a long ridge. After dropping about 20 feet, the trail then descends through a forest to the Boundary Trail. The Peninsula Nature Trails Trailhead can be found just before a Howard Johnson's restaurant.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
It is recommended that families wear good walking shoes and bring a picnic to enjoy while spending a few hours on the Brewster Peninsula Trails in Lake Placid, New York. The trails are mostly flat, making it easy for family members of all ages to appreciate the woods and lakeshore.
Address: Peninsula Rd, Lake Placid, New York 12946| Map
Hours: Open year round.
Price: Admission is free.