Explore the most popular scenic driving trails in New York with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

paddle sports
4 days ago

It’s a nice and easy hike around the lake. But the best way to see the lake is to paddle board, or kayak. Great views of lake placid!

It was a beautiful day on this historic trail. It was so warm that I actually got sunburned.

walked this one mid winter with my grandpa and collected shells. beautiful blue ocean water.

great for hiking with a dog

Stumbled upon mountain lion tracks by one of the landmarks on the drive through trail..
beautiful place.

Awesome park with a lot of history. Have done trail running and hiking here. Brought my dad here the third time I came and we caught a volunteer historian giving a guided tour to a boy scout troop. Highly recommend catching a tour if you can.

You can’t hike around the lake :(

3 months ago

beautiful walk, run, or even drive around mirror lake . start the trail right in downtown lake placid. a beautiful walk, run or drive in any season. perfect for photo taking .

Great beginner’s hike! We went with a 2 and 3 year old who did pretty well but we would probably leave them home next time.

Absolute favorite place to hike in the Adirondacks!! So beautiful and peaceful!!!!

Great for the kids. Saw lots of cool plants and bugs. Very nice trail.

beautiful fall day for a,nice walk around the battlefield!

My dog loved it! There were many options for different trail lengths and the view was beautiful!

Quick hike. Tower is closed for the season. I had no views since there were a lot of low clouds. Trail is well marked and will be back.

A good trail, well marked where it needs to be. There's a fork near the fire tower that has an option to the "spring", which I didn't know about going in. If I had I might have planned more time to check it out, but without more info I decided against checking it out.

Beautiful area unfortunately the trail closes in august for hiking and biking.

Good wide trail, dog friendly, great view at top

It's such a great drive through, depending the time of day and weather there are many kinds of birds to see along with ducks and many more critters!

Great day hike!

Did this tower with balsem in same day, good hikes, so not fond of the Catskills!

I took my cousin and brother with me and they're young teenagers and they had a bit of a harder time including me, the uphill hike is a little rocky but the view at the top is well worth it.

Nice drive through the refuge...took me about an hour (driving slowly and making short stops). I didn't see much but that doesn't mean anything. With a little patience you could get some great bird photos.

It was very pretty until you get to the lake which you may be surprised to hear. Unless you consider the stress of oncoming traffic soothing don't bother with this hike. That's right folks, half of the trail is actually just the street. It's also way too uphill to be considered easy. Do not take your grandma.

Great little trail to a fire tower. Outhouse and picnic benches near the tower. Also a short side trail to a spring. You have to climb the tower for views. No views on the trail. Just a walk in the wooda.

Incredibly easy hike. Pair with Sleeping Beauty, Black, Buck, Erebus, etc for a more productive day. A group of about 100 (literally) tourists were going up as I came down the other day. Very rude and as loud as ever. The summit is not much to write home about and is quite small. Dont know how they would all even fit up there, lol. Nonetheless an easy hike, check out the falls, climb the mountain, back in 2 hours.

Beautiful. Historic. And a wonderful array of birds!

Nice short hike with dog - nice views of the lake, not too steep on a hot day.

Absolutely love this trail!! This is the one that started my love of hiking!

Went here in the fall of 2016. Nice trail that is fairly well groomed with one area where there is some elevation change. At the bottom it was a little soggy but that was the only hitch. I would call it light to moderate traffic as I went later in the day and a little later in the season.

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