Henrys Woods Lake Placid

Henry’s Woods, which is owned and maintained by the Uihlein Foundation, is a community preserve located just outside of the village of Lake Placid. And now for a brief history lesson – not that long ago, this plot of land was relatively undeveloped. Over the course of two years, the directors of the Uihlein Foundation discussed plans for the best utilization of the property. In 2005 the decision was made to develop the property for recreational endeavors (hiking, running, mountain biking, snowshoeing) as Henry Uihlein was an outdoor recreational enthusiast. So it began; trail work in Henry’s Woods commenced in 2006 by following an old Bridle Path developed by the Lake Placid Club. In 2008 Henry’s Woods opened to the public and in the following year more trails were added with options for loops and more aggressive terrain.  The question is; will Henry’s Woods keep growing? Yes, it is seen as an expanding trail system that will continue over the next few years. There are 100 adjoining acres called the “Backwoods” and 600 additional acres referred to as the “Heaven Hill” property. Heaven Hill can be found on most topographical maps and is noticeably an area with amazing land features for recreation. We are very excited to see what the new trails have to offer as I am sure you will be too; once you see what Henry’s Woods already has in store for you. Henry’s Woods, which is owned and maintained by the Uihlein Foundation, is a community preserve located just outside of the village of Lake Placid. And now for a brief history lesson – not that long ago, this plot of land was relatively undeveloped. Over the course of two years, the directors of the Uihlein Foundation discussed plans for the best utilization of the property. In 2005 the decision was made to develop the property for recreational endeavors (hiking, running, mountain biking, snowshoeing) as Henry Uihlein was an outdoor recreational enthusiast. So it began; trail work in Henry’s Woods commenced in 2006 by following an old Bridle Path developed by the Lake Placid Club. In 2008 Henry’s Woods opened to the public and in the following year more trails were added with options for loops and more aggressive terrain.  The question is; will Henry’s Woods keep growing? Yes, it is seen as an expanding trail system that will continue over the next few years. There are 100 adjoining acres called the “Backwoods” and 600 additional acres referred to as the “Heaven Hill” property. Heaven Hill can be found on most topographical maps and is noticeably an area with amazing land features for recreation. We are very excited to see what the new trails have to offer as I am sure you will be too; once you see what Henry’s Woods already has in store for you.


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