When The Ice Hits, Mirror Lake Is Open For Business!
When it comes to old Adirondack Traditions, Lake Placid has many. One of the local favorites, and something that is pretty darn unique, is our Toboggan Chute on Mirror Lake. This converted 30' Ski Jump Trestle is situated to send toboggans down the ice covered chutes and out across the frozen surface. Depending on weather conditions - and your skill as a master tobogganer - sleds can travel over 1,000 feet once they reach the frozen lake surface. It's mid-January, and the Chute is now open for business. Join us for a memorable experience - you'll be screaming our praises in no time!
Looking for something a little more laid-back? We have tons of great outdoor winter activities to try. How about enjoying one of our new traditions - skiing, skating, snowshoeing on our 2-mile groomed Mirror Lake Skating Loop!? Maybe kicking back and enjoying a dog-sled ride is more your style? We truly have something for everyone - find out for yourself, the hardest thing to decide now is simply which of our great accommodations are perfect for you!
*Please Note: This blog was originally written in January of 2015 - an extremely cold, extremely frozen, season! The year 2016 marked a milestone for the Toboggan Chute - it got a fabulous facelift and visitors were able to ride the new chute starting in winter 2017! Toboggan rides are scheduled to start when the ice freezes, typically late-December to mid-January, and will run based on the current weather and ice conditions.
If the weather is a bit more tame, check out this blog on other family-fun ideas to tackle while traveling to Lake Placid. Maybe you're traveling sans children? The Adirondacks are the perfect place to plan your next girls' night out, guys getaway, romantic weekend, or family reunion - here's the insiders' scoop from those in the know.
Thanks for reading, and catch you in the snow!
- Kim Andresen is the senior content manager for the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, and a not-amazingly-outdoorsy-but-trying mom always in search of fun adventures to keep a very energetic little boy occupied!