“A series of short trails near and around Lake Placid.
— Jeffery Karafa
The trail map will show a bridge across Lake Placid. The bridge has been closed.
With beautiful views of Lake Placid, the trails in this run traverse several clear running streams and pass right next to a beaver dam.
Many of the boardwalks are slippery when wet.
The featured run is made up of four separate trails, each around one mile in length. Start out on the Friends Trail
, before transitioning to the Lake Shore Trail
, the Owens Spring Trail
, and finally taking another portion of the Lake Shore Trail
back to the start.
The boardwalks allow easy passage through low-lying areas surrounding the lake. The lake is inhabited by a pair of ospreys which are often sighted flying overhead. Runners will pass over several clear streams and can experience both the deciduous forest and bayou environments along the trails.
There is a historical log cabin in the park, which makes for an excellent stopping point.