The Blueberry Hill Trails are located in the Town of Elizabethtown and were built for hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing. There are several other viewing areas within the trail system that are quite rewarding. Sugarhouse and a small cabin are also found on the property.
There are 30 different trails of different abilities and lengths. Many trails are link up trails, joining other longer trails. See PDF map for more details on lengths and names. This trail system is perfect for all ages, makes and models of hikers.The trail network is part of a local initiative to give the community and visitors a place for recreation. The land was donated to Elizabethtown by the Holst Family back in 1980’s. Many of the trails developed seem to get very light used making the narrower trails seem more like herd-paths, but are indeed marked. The terrain is a mix of hilly and flat routes with some following old woods roads leading through passes between adjoining small mounds.
Trail maps are also located at the Lord Road Trailhead.
How to get there
From the intersection of Routes 73 and 86 in Lake Placid, follow Route 73 through Keene. Go left on Rte 9N toward Elizabethtown. Follow here for roughly 9 miles to Lord Road on the left. Follow Lord Road for about 0.1 miles, the trailhead and parking will be on the left.
The forests is mostly hardwoods, making the leaf cover on the trails in the spring and fall a bit more difficult for locating narrow trail locations. Each trail intersection is marked with a trail sign solving much of the confusion that might be had. But it is highly recommended that a trail map be carried along.
These multi-use trails offer some fine mountain biking challenges. And just because snow falls for half the year doesn't mean the biking stops! Fat biking the Blueberry Hill Trails can keep you warm and toasty, even when the white stuff is all around.
Choose the level of difficulty and create a route to maintain or challenge yourself.
There is a lean-to with amazing views of the Giant Mountain Wilderness.
Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing
This area is excellent for snowshoeing; however, some trails are not adequate enough for cross-country skiing due to typical snow conditions and in some cases terrain. These are popular trails and are usually broken out. If arrival is after a fresh snowfall, a map and compass is recommended.