Northville Placid Trail: Lake Durant to Piseco

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Northville Placid Trail: Lake Durant to Piseco is a 42.4 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Northville to Lake Placid, New York that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

42.4 miles
3,884 feet
Point to Point

dog friendly




cross country skiing


nature trips





wild flowers

Northville Lake Placid Trail is located near Blue Mountain Lake, NY. The trail is primarily used for Hiking.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

This was a good trail. I started in rain and had rain for the first three days. Got to Cedar Lake on third night and in the morning there was sun so I stayed another day. Because of the weather the trail was very sloppy but that's hiking in June. The reroute around the West Canada lakes is terrible. Very treacherous. A lot of maintenance is needed here. Bridges are washed out and beavers have dammed up the trail.
Aside from the problems around that area the trail is fantastic. I was very lucky and spotted a moose at the Cedar River Flow.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Done it twice, spring 2016 and summer 2015. Amazing, almost nobody on the trail and beautiful scenery the whole way.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Great backpacking trip. Solitude is the name of the game.

Friday, April 28, 2017

This is a wonderful trail to hike.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

An amazing 9 day trek. Trail can be extremely wet and muddy, but no major elevation changes.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

It was a great experience. Magical in fact!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Our hike of the NPT N-S 15 days Awesome trail and as always thank you to all the stewards of the woods.............

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

This portion of the trail is my favorite so far. You can't beat the magical beauty of Tirrell Pond.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

As with all sections of this trail it is muddy but what fun! The travel can be rough in spots but for the most parts managable. BIG THANK YOUS to the trail stewards for all the work completed and future projects:)

Friday, September 23, 2016