Cobble Hill, a small mountain with a big view, overlooks downtown Lake Placid. For decades, a 0.8-mile trail across private land has allowed hikers access to this 2,343-foot peak. In the past five years, as more people embrace the benefits of outdoor recreation and visitors seek activities within walking distance of their accommodations, Cobble Hill’s annual visitors have increased to an estimated 10,000 per year. Many are new to hiking, drawn to Cobble Hill due to the short climb and its proximity to a village center that make this destination more approachable than remote High Peaks.
The Adirondack Land Trust is working with community partners to enhance trail safety, improve hiker experience, and protect natural resources.