If you plan to spend any time upstate New York, you will definitely want to make sure that you put Lake Placid on your bucket list.
I actually went to college in Plattsburgh New York which is about an hour drive from Lake Placid. There is so much to see and do in the Adirondack Park which is the largest of its kind in the United States.
Lake Placid, as many people know, what is the home of the 1980 Olympic team winning the hockey game against the Soviet Union. It is a place which with history and a lot of commemoration of the Olympic experience that came to town.
Lake placid is buried deep in the Adirondack park and sit on Mirror Lake which is absolutely stunning in all seasons. There are many quaint coffee shops and restaurants to visit that sit on the lake that you can walk door-to-door visiting shops and eateries.
If you want to have a rustic experience with your lodging, you want to check out Mirror Lake Inn which sits right on the lake and is decorated in rustic and traditional Adirondack tones.
Make sure to visit the Olympic center and ski jump locations just on the east side of town. The infamous bobsled run is a sight to see for sure.
Coming to Lake Placid means you were likely and outdoors enthusiast and there is many opportunities for you to get out in nature and experience all that upstate New York has to offer.
There are a number of High Peak’s about 4000 feet that you can plan a hiking trip on. There are a number of great guys located right in downtown Lake placid that you can hire to take you out on an amazing adventure.
In the summer, there are opportunities for hot air balloon rides, airplane trips over the mountains, canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting and a multitude of triathlons and marathons to take advantage of.
I highly recommend you check out Lake Placid for yourself and explains why is truly one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to.