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Mount Van Hoevenberg

Lake Placid, NY
+1 905-667-5566
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Great facility but neglect grooming

Have come up here cross country skiing for years. Tough winter but were lucky to have snow this... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2016
amcsmythe
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Rochester, New York
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Beautiful views w/fall colors

I took the shorter trail to the summit b/c I had been watching the bobsledders training sessions... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2015
MountainsLover192
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Alabama
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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.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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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...More

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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...More

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Reviewed 20 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
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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
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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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Reviewed 24 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
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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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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
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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
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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
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Dolce F
24 September 2017|
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Response from Jennifer S | Reviewed this property |
I believe the cross country area is only for skiing, but whiteface allows snowboarding
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mary r
15 March 2015|
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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
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