Heaven Hill Trails
One of the perfect things about the Adirondacks' newest trail system is the variety of options. There are three main loops and all of the paths are relatively flat and accessible.
- The Big Field Loop is 0.9 miles long and leads through the woods to a field adjoining the Heaven Hill Farm property. This is the shortest of the trails and it's a fun little jog.
- The Old Orchard Loop is 1.4 miles long and marked by orange tags. It starts with a short walk through the woods, which leads to a large loop through a field with outstanding views of the mountains. There is a slight grade on this loop.
- The Bear Cub Loop is marked with green tags and has the most options for varying its length. You can walk the main outer loop, which runs 1.5 miles, or choose to shorten or lengthen your trip by taking one of the five shorter green cross trails.
To get to the parking area on Bear Cub Road, go to the intersection of state Route 73 and 86 in Lake Placid and take Route 73 toward Keene. Turn right on Station Street in 0.2 miles — it's the first right after you cross the Chubb River. Follow this road for 0.75 miles and turn left on Old Military Road. Follow it for 0.9 miles, then turn right on Bear Cub Road. The trailhead is on the right after about 3 miles.
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Elevation: 2,050 feet