Peninsula Nature Trails

Brewster Peninsula Rd.Lake Placid, NY 12946
518-523-2445

The Brewster Peninsula Trails are located on the shores of Lake Placid and are tucked back on a dirt road. The DEC has worked to use old access roads and selected new trails to develop this year-round destination for short, fun afternoon outings. A destination for cross-country skiers, snowshoers, mountain bikers, trail runners, hikers, family picnics and fishing - you shouldn't be surprised to see all kinds of recreationists. Young and old, novice to experienced - this is a great spot to stretch your legs.

This is a popular area for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and winter trail-running. Access is easy with no restrictions.

Corridor Trail: This trail is the initial trail that accesses the trail network. From the gate you descend slightly to a trail register. The trail continues to descend and eventually flattens out as it accesses the other three trails. It ends at the start of the Ridge Trail. .75 miles in length, one way, 10-15 minutes travel time.

Lake Shore Trail: This trail is exactly what it says. It follows the shore of Lake Placid before ending at a dam. The trail is much rockier and uneven than the rest of the trail, but is a highlight of the system. 0.4 miles in length, one way, 10-15 minutes travel time.

Boundary Trail: This trail is can also be considered a connector trail. It is relatively flat with little change in elevation. 0.9 miles in length, one way, 10-15 minutes travel time.

Ridge Trail: This trail is one of the favorites, might be because of the name, it kind of sounds like adventure. The trail starts from the end of the Corridor Trail and climbs steadily to the top of a long ridge. The trail then drops suddenly about 20 feet before moderately descending through a very attractive forest to the Boundary Trail. 0.7 miles in length, one way, 10-15 minutes travel time.

Peninsula Nature Trails Trailhead: From the intersection of Routes 73 and 86 in Lake Placid follow Route 86 toward the center of town and Saranac Lake. Continue 1.6 miles to Peninsula Road on the right. This road is hard to locate as it looks like a driveway to a hotel. It is located just before the Howard Johnsons Restaurant. Follow this steep road which quickly turns to dirt. At the intersection head left and you will see the trailhead for the Brewster Peninsula Trails just a short distance down.

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