Lake Placid Blog

Guest blogger, Amy Cheney-Seymour, explains how she came to be registered for the upcoming Lake Placid Loppet. (The Lake Placid Loppet is a family-friendly Nordic ski race held during an annual Festival at Mt. Van Hoevenberg.) ** 2/22/17 Editor's note: Due to the expected inclement weather, the Loppet originally scheduled for Saturday, February 25 has been postponed until March 18, 2017.** The Lake Placid Loppet It was a promise. A pact. A bet, really, between me and a slippery little carp — or so I thought... On a stunning August morning, early rays skimming hues of orange on the water... continue reading
 
So, what is a wedding? In its simplest form it is a marriage ceremony and the party or special meal that often takes place after the ceremony. It is a special day for the engaged couple to share with each other, their family, and friends. What makes this ceremony so special? Obviously the love and commitment of the couple starting their new life together. But what else can make it especially perfect? Location, Location, Location. It can be as simple as marriage vows spoken to each other by a calm lake with a couple of witnesses and the local Justice of the Peace. Or as elaborate as... continue reading
 
Guest blogger: Alyssa Devlin Outdoor Skating Near Lake Placid If you’re visiting Lake Placid in the winter months, there's probably a good chance you're here to ski – or for a hockey tournament on one of our indoor rinks. But if you’re looking to get out into the wilderness without a huge athletic commitment (say, if ice climbing or alpine skiing isn’t really your thing), then you should check out one of the nearby ponds or lakes for a fun skating adventure! Locals are in-tune with a lot of the opportunities for skating in the area besides the Speed Skating Oval, and we’ll let you in on... continue reading
 
A.J. Arnold’s father began breeding sled dogs by chance about 40 years ago.  He was living in Saranac Lake when some neighbors returned from a trip to Alaska with a bunch of puppies. They decided to go back to Alaska, but the young dogs were not to join them —instead, they were left on peoples’ doorsteps, including A.J.’s father’s. Fortunately, that was a good place for the puppy to land. She was taken in, named Tasha, and she eventually gave birth to seven puppies of her own. Some of the lively animals pulling sleds across Mirror Lake today are part of Tasha’s line, most of them a robust... continue reading
 
I'm here for you It's okay, I know how hard you're trying to keep up with your New Year's resolution. You've made it for a month now. I support you. I think it's great that you're sticking to your guns. As a matter of fact, I'm going to help you out. I won't invite you to taste the town with me, I'm simply going to show you alllll the tasty things you're missing - y'know, so you can live vicariously through me. It's a tough choice, but hey, someone's got to do it. I'll take this one for the giving-up-everything-tasty-and-bad-for-you team. But, where to begin? We've done so many yummy... continue reading
 
Lake Placid is the perfect place to get close to the mountains, so you might be surprised to learn there aren’t any ice fishing opportunities in the lake-side village. I reached out to the regional state Department of Environmental Conservation office, and learned there’s a good reason for that. It turns out, a lot of the potential ice fishing waters in the Lake Placid area are considered brook trout waters, and brook trout — which are the state fish of New York — are very susceptible to ice fishing and can easily be over fished.  But before you cancel your ice fishing trip to Lake Placid,... continue reading
 
There it was. An opening in my work schedule. The weather said snow for the two days prior. The kids are in school and my wife would be at work. That means it’s time to head to Whiteface! So the texts go out to the usual suspects, but when the replies come back it’s all: “Gotta work” and “Can’t make it.” I realize that something amazing is about to happen. A day at Whiteface all by myself. Now “all by myself” is a relative term because Whiteface is a popular ski destination with a wide range of people. So there are technically other people at the mountain. And while I generally like riding... continue reading
 
I bet you’ll agree with me that the Adirondacks are the perfect place to learn about climate change. After all, Lake Placid is America’s First Winter Resort, and is especially attuned to the challenges associated with fluctuating, unseasonable temperatures and the continuous threat of extreme weather events.   This winter, we have a unique opportunity to learn more about this scientific phenomenon and some things we can do to mitigate its impact, simply by taking in a town-wide art exhibit. Green Team The Adirondacks enjoy a very long history of environmental leadership and vision. Way... continue reading
 
We scoured our blogs for the most popular, most informative, and just downright funniest pieces from the past year. In case you missed them when they were originally published, here are our top three picks from the Lake Placid-High Peaks Region. Enjoy! 3) Top Fall Events Snow is falling and the slopes are open for business, but for those of you that like to plan ahead, keep these annual events in mind for your next autumn visit!   2) Three quick family-friendly hikes  Located close to the village, these family-friendly trails are the perfect way to get out and enjoy the mountains when... continue reading
 
Skating on a frozen Adirondack lake: A 2017 must-do activity! There's something about skating on a lake that is a bit magical. I have friends from the south that are terrified at the thought of standing on the ice in the middle of frozen body of water, but it's definitely an experience to put on your must-do list when visiting Lake Placid. Surrounded by snow-covered peaks and bordered by an alpine village decorated for the holidays, Mirror Lake really is a picture perfect place to take that cherished selfie. If you've never been on a lake — or, like me, it's been many, many years — this is... continue reading
 

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