John Brown Farm State Historic Site

Lake Placid, New York 12946

John Brown Farm State Historic Site

John Brown Farm State Historic Site Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This easy loop ambles through two significant pieces of history: John Brown’s farm, the home of one of the most passionate defenders of the right of black slaves to be free men and women; and the impressive ski jump structures built for the 1980 Winter Olympics.

The tour of the farm property wanders through an open meadow filled with wildflowers throughout spring and summer, and then through a fragrant woodland. Birders can find some of the local specialties on this property, including black- backed and American three-toed woodpeckers, species that New York birders travel north specifically to see. The ski jumps are still in use today by skiers training for national and international competitions, but even if you’re not a world- class skier, you can tour the ski jump complex and see the view from the top of the higher jump. If the height seems daunting (or terrifying), you can enjoy the impressive sight of the two towers from this trail."

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Trail Information

Lake Placid
Nearby City
101 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
45 minutes
John Brown Farm State Historic Site, 115 John Brown Rd., Lake Placid 12946; (518) 523-3900; sites/29/details.aspx
Local Contacts
Available online at nysparks .com/ historic-sites/attachments/JohnBrownFarmTrailMap.pdf
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Dec 2018