I needed a short walk this past Saturday so I decided to check out the new Heaven Hill Trails in Lake Placid.  The Uihlein Foundation opened this four-mile trail system on its 940-acre Heaven Hill property on Bear Cub Lane earlier this month.  I chose to walk the 1.5 mile Old Orchard Loop and was not disappointed.  Starting in a hardwood forest the trail soon opens up into a field where a mowed path takes you around an old orchard.  The trail provides beautiful views of the High Peaks including Algonquin, Marcy and Gothics.  I look forward to checking out the rest of the trail system in the future.

Haven Hill Trails

Heaven Hills Trails is off Bear Cub Lane in Lake Placid, NY

 

Heaven Hill Trails Orchard Loop

The Old Orchard Loop is a 1.5 mile loop through an old orchard with great views of the High Peaks

 

 

Heaven Hill Trails mowed orchard loop

Mowed Old Orchard Loop trail

 

Heaven Hill Trails view of high peaks

Great views of the High Peaks along the trail

 

Heaven Hill Trails MacIntrye range

The MacIntyre Range from the Old Orchard Trail

 

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Dogs love these trails too!

 

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Map provided by the Uihlein Foundation

You can find more information about these trails here.

ADK plans on leading free naturalist walks at the Heaven Hill Trails this winter.  Stay tuned for the upcoming schedule.