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12 Short Hikes Near Lake Placid


If you’re looking for a hike that won’t take all day or sap all your strength, 12 Short Hikes Near Lake Placid can help. Phil Brown, editor of the Adirondack Explorer newsmagazine, has selected a dozen hikes within ten miles of Lake Placid that can be done in a few hours. They lead to summits, lookouts, and backcountry ponds with fabulous views of the High Peaks.

In addition, the book contains a bonus section on earning a hiker’s patch for climbing the Saranac Lake 6.

Buy the full set of three “Short Hike” guidebooks and get “12 Adventures on New State Lands” free!



  • Detailed trail descriptions
  • Stunning photos
  • Hand-drawn maps
  • Trailhead directions
  • GPS coordinates
  • Difficulty rating
  • Saranac Lake 6 guide


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