Foliage

It can be a source of worry when we want to come to see the leaves. "When is the peak? Can I arrange to get there at the right time? What if I miss it? What if it's over?" Relax. Thanks to the many changes in elevation, from the height of our 46ers to the sea level of Lake Champlain, we have abundant differences in our micro-climates. This means there are multiple fall color peaks. They are scattered over different places, with as much as two weeks of difference in the foliage status, all within a short travel time from your base in Lake Placid. You are going to want to take a scenic drive... continue reading
 
Fall is a wonderful time for a couple getaway. The blazing foliage of our scenic vistas creates a fine reason to explore together, sharpened appetites in the cool air make for wonderful dining experiences, and snuggling in front of a roaring fire has a deservedly delightful reputation. Here are some tips for making it fantastic. Alone time The essence of romance is time that is both together and alone. There are lots of places to have a forest path or slice of pond all to ourselves. While fall is a fine time for active hiking, with its cool temperatures and vivid scenery, there's just as... continue reading
 
Top 5 ways to travel to Lake Placid  So you want to go to Lake Placid, eh? Of course you do! Everyone does, because it's an amazing place to visit any time of the year. But what's that you say? It's too hard to get here? FALSE! It's not hard to get here at all. In fact, the journey here is all part of the fun. (Life advice as well as travel advice, my friend. I'm like a wise old lady, except I'm super young and not old at all. Ok, whatever, I'm in my 30s.)   1. Automobile If you have a car, driving is a snap. Those coming from the New... continue reading
 
Hi there! My name is Nibbler. I'm psyched because today, I get to invent my own purrrrrrfect day in Lake Placid, one of my favorite places on earth!  1. The lake  I'm starting my day with a morning paddle, and there's plenty of places to do it in and around Lake Placid! There's nothing like getting on the lake to forget your troubles and find your zen. And while I'm at it, I'm going to catch a fish or two to munch on. 2. MTB Next I'll head to the trails to shred some singletrack. I'm just going to take a little break under here while this dude catches some air.  3. Vino What a fun... continue reading
 
The best way to face your fears is to confront them, and that’s what my friend Jess did during our visit to Experience ADK Outdoors, a new zip line course at Cascade Ski Center. The ropes Bill “Big Wheels” Walton and Emory “Swamp Donkey” Clark, were our guides during the adventure. Before heading into the treetops, they helped us get our harnesses on and explained the braking system to us. It’s basically just a pair of work gloves, one of which fits into a leather sleeve to serve as your brake hand. To control your speed, simply press the palm of your brake hand down onto the line and you’... continue reading
 
In addition to our Lake Placid events, one of the most popular fall events takes place at our very close neighbor, The Whiteface Region. Falling in early-October, Whiteface Mountain holds a two-day​ Oktoberfest event celebrating all the traditions of Bavaria, right in our back yard. Don't miss this fun event filled with live music, great food, and family-fun! Fall in the Adirondacks is filled with events celebrating the season of flaming leaves and the fall harvest season  Lake Placid plays host to many of these Adirondack events. Plan ahead with lodging reservations for any of your... continue reading
 
As a self-proclaimed avid hiker, sometimes I don’t always have time for a four-to-five hour hike, or even a one-to-two hour hike for that matter. Luckily, we have many quick hikes that still offer excellent views! I have chosen my three favorite short hikes to share.  First Up: Owls Head in Keene Let’s clarify which “Owls Head” this actually is. So, there are three hikes in the Adirondacks with a similar name: “Owl Head Lookout” in Elizabethtown, “Owls Head Mountain” in Long Lake, and the one I’m writing about, “Owls Head” in Keene. This hike is just over a half mile up to some outstanding... continue reading
 
Insider's Tip: Pick Owl's Head to get your novice hiker hooked! Lake Placid and the High Peaks Region is home to countless miles of hiking trails to explore and peaks to summit. But, here's the thing, and it's one of my favorite insider's tips: You don't have to spend all day climbing one of the 46 High Peaks to get a great view and soak in your fill of nature! We love hiking Owl's Head (a simple 10-15 minute drive from town), Cobble Hill (less than a mile from Main Street in Lake Placid Village), or simply walking/biking the 2.7 mile Mirror Lake paved loop. And, new to our repertoire, we... continue reading
 
The Lake Placid High Peaks Region foliage is at peak this week and expected to remain so through the upcoming Columbus Day and Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Get outside and bring your cameras to capture the beauty of this short-lived annual spectacle. After this week we should still have good color for another week or more. However, this prediction is totally dependent on weather conditions. If we get heavy rain and/or wind, the leaves will not last long if they're at peak already. Make a trip now!! Find local lodging and stay a night or two. Columbus Day and Canadian Thanksgiving weekend is... continue reading
 
Our fall foliage is about half way there at this point on September 29th. The colors should be reaching near peak by the end of this coming weekend. Don't miss it - jump in the car and invent your perfect fall day in Lake Placid! Spend a few days in our region at this most spectacular time of year.
 

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