We stopped my after hiking McKenzie Mountain Saturday Morning. It was 1 pm when we got back to the car and we weren't ready to be done hiking for the day. The peninsula trails were adjacent to where we were, so it was an easy stopping point. The link above will give you directions and a description of the trails.
We didn't have our skis, but we set out on foot with microspikes. Lots of people were out. Some had skis, some had snowshoes. Others had microspikes. Perhaps even a majority had dogs. The dogs didn't seem to mind having a place and time to socialize. We had Rev with us, and she'll vouch for that.
|May you find relaxation & inspiration...|
If you are on skis, and want a longer trip, the Jackrabbit cross-country ski trail passes right through the peninsula trail.
It was such a nice day on Saturday that we spent the remaining 3 hours of daylight wandering through the entire trail network. I was wishing I had my skis. The skiers were having a great time. There was a little girl there (who claimed to be a big girl), in a pink jacket that had some purple kid snowshoes that looked like dinosaur feet. It was all fun.
|Don't be deceived; this trail network is bigger than it looks.|
|The lakeshore trail on the west side of the network needs lots of snow to ski|
|Lake Placid outlet dam|
|There are informational signs and nature signs on the trail network|
|Take the Jackrabbit Trail to continue on...|
Hike Distance: 5.4 miles
Hike Time: 2.5 hours
Total Vertical Gain: 300'