Adirondacks

Winter training Living and training as a triathlete in the Adirondacks isn’t like training anywhere else. I train year-round and the winter months are no game-stopper. Some might begin to decrease activity, hang up their bikes, and settle into hibernation for off season, but not me! As soon as the weather begins to change, I shift gears and adapt to the elements. Although, as race season simmered to an end this year and the sun started to lose its vibrant summer energy, I did too. Most endurance athletes experience a low point following races. Just like there is no way to avoid the... continue reading
 
When you think of Lake Placid and the warm month of July, there are many things that probably come to mind. Adventures, beaches, boats, and large events, such as the world famous Ironman. Well, yes, those great things are very Lake Placid in July, but July has so much more to offer. That sunny, summer month is full of family-friendly activities, quiet spots to read a book in an Adirondack chair, a peaceful walk on a trail, or a dip in an uncrowded pool with a view of the mountains. Summer is short, so make your plans to visit; mid-week has so much going on, including the best rates, and a... continue reading
 
Submitted by guest blogger Sarah Wheeler Planning a conference can be a huge undertaking. They provide opportunities for professional and academic development, as well as networking and social interactions between colleagues and business partners. When hosting a meeting in any venue or destination, you need to first consider the kind of experience you want to create for your attendees. Where you hold your meeting can say a lot about the event itself, and that's where the Lake Placid Conference Center and Visitors Bureau comes in! Why Lake Placid? Host of two Winter Olympic Games, a long... continue reading
 
Life it is all about balance, right? It is all about finding the happy place between too much of something, and not enough of something else. In Lake Placid, it is almost impossible not to notice how much balance there is, which is why it is such a perfect destination for a vacation. When I am traveling the first thing I check is the balance, can we do it all? Can the kids have fun, and the adults? Can we spend time together, and apart? Is there enough to do in the day and in the night? What about a little romance, pampering, and outdoor adventure? Well, here is your guide to balance in Lake... continue reading
 
A fun opportunity A few weeks ago, a guide friend of mine told me about the American martens that have been hanging out at the Adirondack Mountain Club’s Adirondack Loj in Lake Placid. They have apparently been coming to scavenge at the dumpsters and campground for scraps for quite a while this winter, presenting a good opportunity to take photos of these medium-sized members of the weasel family (collectively called mustelids). I immediately took the first day I could that offered nice weather for photos, and I went to look for the martens joined by a few family members who were visiting.... continue reading
 
I could wax poetic about why Lake Placid is such a great place to visit. The mountains. The lakes. But, I want to get straight to the food. Lake Placid is rightfully becoming one of the best locations to dine in the Adirondacks for a reason. The restaurants in town are combining the best in tradition with flavorful experiments. They are locally sourcing from small farms and upholding the Lake Placid tradition of elegance with a mountain twist to it. Here’s a list of restaurants that are trying new things while staying committed to classic Adirondack deliciousness. Farmhouse Cafe  Delicious... continue reading
 
The Adirondacks is known for its spectacular nature and outdoor recreation. Lake Placid is also a hub of unique restaurants with a variety of food options from BBQ with Adirondack flair to seasonal veggie dishes. Since spring and summer in the Adirondacks are a great time to be outdoors, why not combine the outdoors with dining? Enjoy your meal surrounded by mountain vistas and pristine lakes. Watch the sunset and dine under the stars. There are many restaurants in Lake Placid that offer outdoor and lakeside seating. You can also get your food to go to create your own outdoor... continue reading
 
When driving on Route 73 in Keene you will pass an unassuming shack on the side of the road. Look for the giant sign shaped like a maple syrup bottle. This is Black Rooster Maple, and inside this shack you will find local, delicious maple syrup products, produced behind this shack. If you look a little further you will see the sugarhouse where the magic happens. I met with Kirk Bassarab on one of the sunniest days in March, the onset of maple season, to talk about his maple business, which has successfully ballooned from a twelve-tap, one-gallon project he shared with his partner in their... continue reading
 
Submitted by guest blogger Chris Knight It’s been called the classic Adirondack cross-country ski tour. There’s no doubt a trip to Avalanche Pass has it all: Remote and rugged Adirondack scenery, an exhilarating and twisting ski run through the heart of the High Peaks.  But it can be tough to get the perfect day. If it’s blustery, the wind ripping across the frozen surface of Avalanche Lake can be fierce. If the snow conditions aren’t good – too thin or too icy – the ski run down the pass can be treacherous, which is why this day turned out to be so special. A cold start It was around 7... continue reading
 
One of my favorite things to do in Lake Placid is take a walk and check out what's new in town. From menus to merchandise, there is always something different to try and see. Recently I have noticed that there are great new additions to Lake Placid that go beyond the little things. There are new businesses, and businesses in fresh locations. Here is a guide to what is new, and where you can find some of your favorites in new spots. Take a walk and check them out.  New for your feet: 1. The Adirondack Foot Sanctuary This is a welcome addition to Main Street.... continue reading
 

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