The Blueberry Hill Trails are located in the town of Elizabethtown and were built for hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, skiing, and snowmobiling. Along this trail network you will find a lean-to with outstanding views of the Giant Mountain Wilderness. There are several other viewing areas within the trail system that are quite rewarding. A sugarhouse and small cabin are also found on the property.
There are 30 different trails of different abilities and lengths, making this trail system perfect for all ages, makes and models of hikers. Many trails are link up trails, joining other longer trails. See PDF map for more details on lengths and names.
This area is excellent for snowshoeing; however, some trails are not adequate enough for cross-country skiing due to typical snow conditions and in some cases terrain.
The trail network is part of a local initiative to give the community and visitors a place for recreation. The land was donated to Elizabethtown by the Holst Family back in 1980s. Many of the trails developed seem to get very light use, making the narrower trails seem more like herd-paths even thought they are marked. The terrain is a mix of hilly and flat routes, with some following old woods roads leading through passes between adjoining small mounds.
The forest is mostly hardwood, making for leaf cover on the trails that can make it a bit more difficult for locating narrow trails, especially in spring and fall. Each trail intersection is marked with a trail sign, alleviating much the potential for confusion, but a trail map is still highly recommended. Trail maps are typically located at the Lord Road trailhead.
Trailhead: From the intersection of Routes 73 and 86 in Lake Placid, follow Route 73 through Keene and locate Route 9N toward Elizabethtown. Follow this for roughly 9 miles to Lord Road, on the left. Follow Lord Road for about 0.1 mile; the trailhead and parking are on the left.