Touring

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 York City area can just get on the Thruway, I-87, and... continue reading
 
Memorial Day Weekend Kicks off a Summer of Fun in the Adirondacks Usa Submitted by Guest Blogger: Jesse Macomber Opening day in the Adirondacks is upon us and we’re overcome with excitement! Campgrounds, hiking trails, and museums will come alive as outdoor enthusiasts from far and wide venture to our beautiful region to celebrate the season we live for – summer in the Adirondacks. If there’s one thing that the Adirondacks are known for, it’s our hiking trails and unique camping spots. With over 2,000 miles of trails that wind through forests, skirt beautiful waterfalls, and lead to... continue reading
 
So, I’ve been riding a motorcycle for years now, and initially rode primarily as a way to commute on nice summer days to work and meetings. That is, until my husband got his own motorcycle a couple years ago and my commute vehicle swiftly became more of a recreational touring machine - a fun way for us to travel around together on our separate motorbikes.  And we live in one of the best places for it. The Adirondack region lends itself nicely to touring - via car, bicycle AND motorcycle. In my humble opinion, the latter two are the way to go.  On two wheels, whether a... continue reading
 
Submitted by guest blogger: Jim Moore - Event Director, Cycle Adirondacks It’s an unusual scene, but it has a great vibe. Some kind of giant camp is set up in a town park in Long Lake, a small community in the heart of the Adirondacks. A spread of dozens of brightly colored tents blankets the lawn on one side, some with people sitting out front in camp chairs chatting and enjoying views out across the lake. The smell of something outstanding for dinner wafts from a cooking tent set up by a catering outfit. Nearby, an eclectic crowd is gathered around a group of tables, drinking local brews... continue reading
 
If I had to choose my favorite route for a motorcycle ride in the Adirondacks it would be a cruise from Keene to Lake Placid. When I hear the roar of the engine start, I immediately get excited for this ride along route 73. It's filled with stunning views and a long stretch of road that twists and turns, making it an ideal ride for me to enjoy as a passenger. Leaving Keene feels like we are ascending a mountain as we climb the curving road up, up, and away. Finally when we've made it to what seems to be the top and we pass both of the Cascade lakes  - one of... continue reading
 
I’m asked by visitors all of the time, and YES, those of us who are fortunate enough to live in the Adirondacks do realize that we live in paradise.  It’s a paradise that includes untouched wilderness, majestic mountains, pristine lakes, thousands of hiking trails, paddling opportunities galore, fine dining, robust arts and culture, craft breweries, community supported agriculture, and sites of world-altering historic significance like Fort Ticonderoga, John Brown’s home, and an ice rink where a miracle happened.   For the lucky residents of the Adirondacks, though, it’s likely that if you... 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
 
Scenic Flight: This family's first! Blogger's Note:  Last year I had an amazing opportunity to take Oliver on his first flight. And, not only was it his first flight, it was a scenic flight on a gorgeous early-fall Adirondack day. Now that summer is upon us, I think it's time to check out the views once again! Here's a recap of what you can expect from this family-friendly adventure - don't forget to scroll through the slideshow above for more pics and views from above! Two awesome things about a Lake Placid scenic flight: First, within minutes of walking into the Adirondack Flying... continue reading
 
By Megan Eileen McDonough A trip to Lake Placid is not complete without a hike or two, and we say this because choosing just one is tough. Still, what goes up must come down and eventually you’ll have worked up a satiable appetite. Besides, after all that hard work, you deserve a feast! Whether craving greasy pub food or in the mood for something more refined, these five Lake Placid restaurants will hit the spot. The Cottage 77 Mirror Lake Dr. The Cottage may sound like a low-key joint, but it's actually one of Lake Placid's most popular hangouts. No matter when you visit, whether it’s in... continue reading
 
By Megan Eileen McDonough When it comes to outdoor adventure, Lake Placid packs a serious punch. Home to some of New York’s tallest mountains, the Adirondacks, Lake Placid is a dream destination for nature lovers and photographers alike. From tranquil Mirror Lake to jaw-dropping Mount Marcy, here are five of Lake Placid’s best year-round viewpoints.  Mirror Lake Not quite sure if you're hiking material? Start off with something easy. Mirror Lake is the perfect place to try out your walking shoes. A relatively flat walk, you'll find visitors of all ages and abilities enjoying the views and... continue reading
 

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