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Snowy Mountain is an impressive view by bike or car south of Indian Lake along the Adirondack Trail, Rt 30

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Brewster Peninsula

Olympic Byway, County Rt. 3, near Lake Placid in Essex County

A compact network of trails traversing gently rolling terrain and winding through a mixed forest to a view of the lake on from the shore of Lake Placid.

Running for a length of 3 miles, the trailhead best accessed from Lake Placid behind Comfort Inn, with terrain that involves interconnecting, easy trails, dirt road and hard-packed single track traversing gently rolling terrain and winding through forest and along the shore of Lake Placid. Lakeside Trail has nice views overlooking the lake, several benches and a dock near the small outlet dam. Also a popular Mountain Bike trail and cross country ski trail. A brochure is available from the DEC in Ray Brook while the Jack Rabbit Trail has ski maps.

Closest Community:

Lake Placid

Closest Byway:Olympic Byway
Distance from Byway:on
Closest Route #:County Rt. 3
Months Occurring:january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december
Best Season:spring, summer, fall and winter
Best Time:

any time is nice time of this convenient and relatively short hike, bike, or ski

Scenic View:

After a 20 minute hike the reward is a nice view of the lake from atop the spillway.

Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no


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