Lake Placid Blog

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
 
Cold facts - winter calories Calories! It's all about calories. As soon as cold weather sets in here in the mountains I begin craving all those things that are loaded with calories and sugar that just launch us into that calorie nirvana state. Due to the fact that cold weather always sets in around the time of the holidays, I still haven't figured out if it's the cold or the holidays that's my undoing every year. Nevertheless, the calorie intake skyrockets this time each year - after all you've got to have fuel to stay warm, correct? Lake Placid has no shortage when it comes to places where... continue reading
 
Everyone knows Lake Placid is a great place to do your holiday shopping, right? I recently learned there's more to put you in the holiday spirit than just the beautifully decorated stores and the twinkling lights that adorn Main Street. Our lodging properties go all out this time of year, and it's the perfect opportunity to visit them. I started my tour just north of the village, where Whiteface Mountain dominates the horizon, and worked my way into downtown lobby by lobby.  Lake Placid Lodge The most out-of-the-way locale on this list, Lake Placid Lodge is worth the trip, if not for the... continue reading
 
Ever wonder what it takes each year to put on an event the size of the Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll?  This year's event takes place from Friday, December 9th, through Sunday, December 11th. I’ll give you a little peak behind the scenes of this really fun event that has a gazillion moving parts (ok, maybe not that many, but a LOT).   No sooner is the event concluded for one year, then the committee is meeting to plan for the next year. The committee consists of a group of 20-some awesomely creative people, many of whom have worked on the event since the very first, many years ago. The... continue reading
 
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Did you miss our top-rated social posts from the past year? We've got you covered!  Picture: Winter of our content. There's a reason people love winter in the Adirondacks. Isn't it time you discovered our winter wonderland?   Blog: Fishing with a guide Sarah and her boyfriend take on fishing with a guide.  As the snow settles in and we realize the year is quickly coming to a close, we're looking back and giving thanks for all the great adventures we've had this year. Check out these top posts you may have missed:High on the CoastCool as iceTri to discover us8 miles of... continue reading
 
The pre-holiday and holiday weeks in the Adirondacks are one of the jolliest times to visit. Adirondackers celebrate the season with tons of cultural and community events to keep you in the mood. Check out the list of some of the events coming up in our regions during this upcoming season of joy!  For details on the events below, click on the event names. Do also check the schedules in each region for more events and last minute additions! Be sure to make early reservations if you plan to spend a night - or three - celebrating with us. Weekends tend to fill up fast, so don't be left out in... continue reading
 
'Tis the season It’s been getting fairly cold lately, but that’s okay with me — because it’s a sign that the holidays are just around the corner. This will be my first holiday season spent in Lake Placid, filled with family, friends, and a bunch of holiday adventures. I’m really looking forward to it! I’ve been researching all the options of things to do — and there’s a lot to choose from. My out-of-town family members have already checked out the rental houses in town, and are planning to join me for a week of fun right at the beginning of December. So far my list of must-do activities... continue reading
 
Conquering the Firsts… It’s the first significant snow of the year, first weekend that Mt. Van Hoevenberg is open for the season, first time I have ever skied alone.  I woke up this morning to the magical text: 6" Sweet.  That simple text is what we've all been waiting for — it's the first significant snowfall of the year. We have permission to hit the slope/track/trail of choice for an hour or so prior to hitting the office. Our mission: check out the conditions, take pictures, report back. One of the advantages to working in a beautiful mountain town. Where to go?  I chose Mt. Van... continue reading
 

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