Swimming

You’ll need to drive to hike some of the biggest mountains in the region, but there is plenty of scenery right in Lake Placid. Why not stay in town? Read on and we’ll have you tossing the car keys aside and setting off by foot or bike to four of our favorite jaw-dropping destinations. 1.Cobble Hill This little gem rises 460 feet above the eastern shore of Mirror Lake. See that big bald spot on its face? That’s your destination. About a half mile from the trailhead, you’ll reach a fork. From here there are two ways to tackle Cobble: The 0.8 mile route, right, is pretty steep, while the 1.6... continue reading
 
Shoka’s day out was a huge hit in Lake Placid. This little husky stole the spotlight wherever she went. She is a 4-and-a-half-month old with an abundance of energy who recently traveled to experience Lake Placid and all it has to offer the four-legged world. To her owners' delight, Shoka encountered more adventure than expected due to the dog-friendly atmosphere of the region.  First Stop: Lake Placid  Shoka packed the essentials and was ready for anything. She may have even had a few extra bones packed because, after all, it is a vacation. She hit the road with her humans and embarked on... continue reading
 
Taking one for the team. Literally. So, I work with some awesomely athletic people. Really. They are always out adventuring through the backwoods, climbing the Adirondack High Peaks, paddling on Mirror Lake or waterskiing on Lake Placid, entering extreme competitions... you get the idea. I love scrolling through their posts and virtually cheering them on as I enjoy my third pot of coffee and try to invoke the energy to face my own extreme challenge: wrangling a super-active almost-7-year-old boy. Imagine my surprise one late-Friday afternoon when I was... continue reading
 
Lake Placid, adirondacks, usa — The spring “turnover” of Mirror Lake and concerns about water salinity levels was the topic of a special meeting of community and municipals leaders from the Village of Lake Placid and Town of North Elba on March 30 in Lake Placid. Testing and sampling of Mirror Lake over the winter have indicated a rising level of salinity due primarily to road salt used by road maintenance crews to melt snow and ice on the western side of the lake, along Main Street. The recreational epicenter of the popular year-round vacation community,... continue reading
 
The Secret's Out Here's the thing... I was never very good at keeping secrets. If I love something, I want everyone to know about it. I want to share the knowledge. And, while my blog today doesn't exactly give away anything that is top-secret, it does highlight 4 places that are often overlooked. So, the next time you get off exit 30 on the Northway and start the trip up scenic Route 73 toward the Lake Placid Region, keep your eyes peeled for these "secret" spots. Heck, maybe you'll even take my advice and keep the camera handy. If you do, be sure to snap some pics and post them on social... continue reading
 
Not so placid When I was a kid my family and I would vacation with another family we were very close with. I have the greatest memories as we would try to get ahold of anything and everything that would float and that we could use to spend a great day on and at the water. From strapping giant inflatable tubes to the trunk of the car, inflatable rafts, boogie boards, and even a few summers where the beach would rent giant tubes we could actually fit in the middle of and roll down the hill and into the water in. We then added to the circus with a large styrofoam (yes, styrofoam) sailboat my... continue reading
 
BRING YOUR DOG TO THE ADIRONDACKS! So, you wanna bring your dog on vacation and meet some of our fine local canine celebrities? Well that's a good thing because the Adirondacks are one of the best dog-friendly destinations on earth! With 6 million acres of lakes, rivers, open fields and forests, and lots of great towns to visit, it's a no-brainer to pick Lake Placid as home base for a vacation with your dog. If your own pampered pooch likes swimming and hiking, he'll be in heaven here as swimming holes abound and there are more than 2,000 miles of trails within an easy drive of Lake Placid.... continue reading
 
2014 caught on film... Lake Placid, NY in the heart of the Adirondacks is the perfect place to invent your own perfect day. Of course, that perfect day is different for everyone - luckily our options are outstanding and the setting is spectacular. Join us as we take a look back through some of our most memorable 2014 events and activities as caught on camera. What would make up your perfect day? Hiking or biking in the High Peaks? Relaxing at one of our high-end spas or resorts? Taking a family boat ride or building a sandcastle with the kids? Oh, the choices... 2015 is just waiting for you... continue reading
 
Split Rock Bluffs are a bit off the beaten path, but the area has much to offer the entire family. Split Rock is located not far off Exit 30 of I-87 on Route 9, south of Elizabethtown. The area has been known for quite some time as a swimming destination and cliff jumping.  It is also, all too well known to be the home of unfortunate events in the sport of cliff jumping. This is why I start out this blog with a warning that the area is home to tall cliffs and dangerous conditions. While some of the area is totally safe for almost anyone, many may not be so. Please practice acts of awareness... continue reading
 
Last year about this time I decided to go up Snow Mountain for an afternoon tromp through the woods and found that the Deer Brook Trail was closed. These conditions shouldn’t have been a surprised since it wasn’t too long ago, that Hurricane Irene came through and remodeled the back-country.  So, to satisfy my curiosity and keep the information I present to people as accurate as possible, I thought I would see if the trail had been treated at all.Starting from Route 73 at the Deer Brook Trail I found this initial section to be the same as before, up to the one car bridge, about 150 yards from... continue reading
 

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