Family Fun

Hi there! My name is Nibbler. I'm psyched because today, I get to invent my own purrrrrrfect day in Lake Placid, one of my favorite places on earth!  1. The lake  I'm starting my day with a morning paddle, and there's plenty of places to do it in and around Lake Placid! There's nothing like getting on the lake to forget your troubles and find your zen. And while I'm at it, I'm going to catch a fish or two to munch on. 2. MTB Next I'll head to the trails to shred some singletrack. I'm just going to take a little break under... continue reading
 
The best way to face your fears is to confront them, and that’s what my friend Jess did during our visit to Experience ADK Outdoors, a new zip line course at Cascade Ski Center. The ropes Bill “Big Wheels” Walton and Emory “Swamp Donkey” Clark, were our guides during the adventure. Before heading into the treetops, they helped us get our harnesses on and explained the braking system to us. It’s basically just a pair of work gloves, one of which fits into a leather sleeve to serve as your brake hand. To control your speed, simply press the palm of your brake hand down... continue reading
 
Summers in Lake Placid certainly make it a challenge to stay inside; rarely will you find me parked in front of the TV when there's so much to do - paddling, mountain biking, hiking, you name it! I'm a huge fan of sports, and during the hot weather I’m usually out participating in them instead of watching them. But, as the Adirondack air gets a little crisper and fall begins to creep into the region, the itch to watch my favorite team get the W starts to take over. It is, after all, football season! I find it difficult to sit and watch TV at home when there's so much... continue reading
 
In addition to our Lake Placid events, one of the most popular fall events takes place at our very close neighbor, The Whiteface Region. Falling in early-October, Whiteface Mountain holds a two-day​ Oktoberfest event celebrating all the traditions of Bavaria, right in our back yard. Don't miss this fun event filled with live music, great food, and family-fun! Fall in the Adirondacks is filled with events celebrating the season of flaming leaves and the fall harvest season  Lake Placid plays host to many of these Adirondack events. Plan ahead with lodging reservations for any of your... continue reading
 
As a self-proclaimed avid hiker, sometimes I don’t always have time for a four-to-five hour hike, or even a one-to-two hour hike for that matter. Luckily, we have many quick hikes that still offer excellent views! I have chosen my three favorite short hikes to share.  First Up: Owls Head in Keene Please note: The Owls Head trail in Keene closed in 2017 and will remain so until further notice. Please respect the landowners' rights and avoid using it. Let’s clarify which “Owls Head” this actually is. So, there are three hikes in the Adirondacks with a similar... continue reading
 
Finding Ferngully I believe the official name for it is Shoebox Falls, but my friends have always called it Ferngully, and it's easy to see why. It's a magical sort of place. Tucked away off state Route 73, it's only a five-minute walk from the road, but you would never know it was there unless somebody pointed it out. There are no signs, and not much in the way of parking spots. In fact, if you were to drive past where the cars must haphazardly park to visit the spot, you might wonder what was so worthwhile that the drivers would even attempt it. Between the curving, narrow-... continue reading
 
While I know many folks and several coworkers that rave about extreme mountain biking, I have never been one of them. As a matter of fact, I have never actually been mountain biking. Honestly, I've been known to get nervous going off of a curb on my hybrid bike. I guess you could call me an extreme beginner. It's ridiculous, but I can trace it back to one simple event a few days after going from a kiddie bike to a grown-up 3-speed. I thought the tires were as big and sturdy as my little bike. They were not. I flipped over my handlebars going down a huge hill a bit faster than I... continue reading
 
Submitted by guest blogger Sarah Wheeler. I was fortunate enough to spend summers on a lake while growing up, and I can remember the times my father would take me fishing. I understand now that it was his attempt at bonding with his daughter, who was more into reading on a dock, not fishing off of one. But I would give it a try every once in awhile as long as it was sunny and 75 degrees.    Fishing was not an activity I got up in the morning excited to do. I found it boring at times (and just plain gross). I could do without the Styrofoam bowl full of dirt and worms, and... continue reading
 
It started light and innocent, a frolic just for fun I said, "Hey, let's get ice cream everyone!" The banana split came; I ate it on the run I fought the sundae and the sundae won All misty eyed It was a sunny Tuesday afternoon when a couple of coworkers and I did a biathlon tour of two Lake Placid ice cream stands. It was a delicious trip that left me breathless and nearly incapacitated. I managed to refrain from ordering something at our first stop, Mountain Mist, because I ate lunch only an hour prior to our journey. I was... continue reading
 
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Lake Placid's big 2016 event season is coming up fast! From BBQ to sporting events, we've got the summer covered. Run, run, run Kicking off the big events this June will be the 12th annual Lake Placid Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, June 12. Several hundred athletes hit the pavement at 8 a.m. The wave of runners is a sight to behold as it works its way up Main Street and around Mirror Lake before heading out of town for two loops on River Road,. The competitors then return to the Olympic Speed Skating Oval for the finish. The Lake Placid Marathon has... continue reading
 

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