Dine

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 dining... continue reading
 
I spent a Saturday afternoon learning to cook potstickers with a master chef in a lakeside setting. You, too, can have the opportunity to take a cooking lesson with one of the Adirondacks’ most celebrated chefs, Curtiss Hemm, at the Mirror Lake Inn — set within one of Lake Placid’s most beautiful settings. Chef Curtiss is bringing his talents this summer in a cooking series open to the public that includes such classes as “A Passage to India” and “The Art of Roman Cooking” to name a couple. The goals of the classes are to feed you these delicious delights, but also to convince you that you... 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
 
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
 
Spring is unpredictable in the Adirondacks, yes, even in Lake Placid. Some days are meant for spring skiing, and sometimes the rain may seem to ruin your plans. Don't let the weather impact your perfect day. There is so much to do to keep you and your family enjoying the village and all that it has to offer. Here are my top ideas for a day spent inside.  Make jewelry at Just Bead It The weather does not need to be perfect to make beautiful jewelry. Just Bead It on Main Street is a gem in itself. We went in with friends on a rainy day and our spirits were instantly lifted. There are tons... continue reading
 
When the Adirondack Park was created in 1892 by New York state, it was on the brink of widespread deforestation. Luckily, the Adirondack Forest Preserve was established in 1894 and the mountains became recognized as a constitutionally protected Forever Wild area. Since then, various groups, locals, and the state of New York have been fighting to keep it that way, but it isn’t just on them to preserve this beautiful region — it is all of our responsibility to protect the Adirondack Mountains and its villages, including Lake Placid. I feel lucky to live in Lake Placid, a place where travelers... 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
 
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
 
The word vacation was invented in the Adirondacks, this came about as the wealthy of Boston and New York City vacated the city for the fresh mountain air of the Adirondacks. Once you visit you will understand why. Maybe it is the feeling you get as soon as you enter the park breathing in the mountain air. Whatever it is that creates that feeling of peace, it is evident in the Adirondacks. Nestled in the mountains is the village of Lake Placid. Travelers have vacationed here for generations. Families take to the beaches for the day, adventurers hike and mountain bike, health gurus... continue reading
 
Submitted by guest blogger Caitlin Kelly It seems like everyone in the Adirondacks knows Jen Jubin. And if you don’t know her, you should! Jen grew up here and went to college in Potsdam, a little northwest of the Adirondacks. She started her own business, Forever Wild Beverage Co., while also juggling work at her family’s business, Cascade XC Ski Center. During the wintertime, Jen is easily recognized—offering a bright and warm smile, with her curly brown hair up; a vest and puffy skirt with base layers underneath, because she was probably out skiing or doing something... continue reading
 

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