For folks who would like to take a walk in the woods without a lot of climbing there's a beautiful place about 3 miles from the Crowne Plaza. Henry's Woods is a 212 acre preserve with several miles of trails. You can choose to go up the Rocky Knob or Switchback trails for nice views or you can stay on the Loop trail and simply enjoy the woods. The trails are very well maintained with benches made from fallen trees sprinkled throughout the preserve. The trail to Rocky Knob involves walking on boulders which can be slippery if it's been raining. A good pair of sneakers is all you need for a good walk. This would also be an excellent place for trail running.
Directions to Henry's Woods Trailhead: From the intersection of Routes 73 and 86 in Lake Placid, follow Route 73 toward Keene. Continue 0.2 miles to Station Street on the right. This road is the first right after you cross the Chubb River. Follow this road for 0.75 miles to Old Military Road. Take a left on Old Military Road and follow for 0.9 miles to Bear Cub Lane on the right. Trailhead parking is on the right, about 1/8 of the mile down.