Family Fun

New: Heaven Hill Trails  My 6-year-old, Oliver, and I decided to check out the new Heaven Hill Trails, and we are hooked. They are now on our weekly-outing list. Close to town with a variety of lengths to choose from, these relatively flat paths are an awesome addition to all the family-friendly activities Lake Placid has to offer! Choose your own adventure I think one of my favorite things about the Adirondacks' newest trail system is the variety of options. There are three main loops and all of the paths are relatively flat and accessible. The Big Field Loop is 0.9 mile long and... continue reading
Don't miss all our local shops With the foliage season winding down and more indoor activities calling, I went out in search of some 'different kinds of fun' around town. Lake Placid has a few pretty unique shopping offerings if you're looking to do something different!  I was looking for something new to do on a rainy day last week. Just Bead It on Main Street drew me in. Stacy DeClerque, the owner, greeted me and showed me around. Stacy has traveled the world far and wide to find some of the most unique beads and findings for her shop. Not only does she sell beads, but accessories and... continue reading
Scenic Flight: This family's first! Blogger's Note:  Last year I had an amazing opportunity to take Oliver on his first flight. And, not only was it his first flight, it was a scenic flight on a gorgeous early-fall Adirondack day. Now that summer is upon us, I think it's time to check out the views once again! Here's a recap of what you can expect from this family-friendly adventure - don't forget to scroll through the slideshow above for more pics and views from above! Two awesome things about a Lake Placid scenic flight: First, within minutes of walking into the Adirondack Flying... continue reading
Fall in the High Peaks Region is rich with events celebrating the season of flaming leaves and the fall harvest season. Plan ahead for your overnight accommodations as rooms fill up early for some of these very popular events! Car buff alert! 2015 will mark the 33rd year of the annual Olympic Car Show and Parade on September 5th and 6th. Taking place over Labor Day Weekend, Saturday’s events will include a cruise night around Main Street and Mirror Lake beginning at 6 pm. Be on the lookout! Nearly 100 cars typically participate in the show each year. On Sunday, the... continue reading
 As with most rural communities, in the Adirondacks our local firefighters and EMS volunteers are the heroes of our area. Responding to their neighbors in times of crisis is what they do, and they do it well and with courage dozens of times each year. Add to that the training and extra activities they participate in, and our Volunteer Fire Department members really go the extra mile to keep us safe. So on Sunday, August 2, I was happy to attend the Keene Valley Fire Department Field Day. It's held on the first Sunday of August each year as an open-house for the community - as well... continue reading
The Secret's Out Here's the thing... I was never very good at keeping secrets. If I love something, I want everyone to know about it. I want to share the knowledge. And, while my blog today doesn't exactly give away anything that is top-secret, it does highlight 4 places that are often overlooked. So, the next time you get off exit 30 on the Northway and start the trip up scenic Route 73 toward the Lake Placid Region, keep your eyes peeled for these "secret" spots. Heck, maybe you'll even take my advice and keep the camera handy. If you do, be sure to snap some pics and post them on social... continue reading
By Megan Eileen McDonough When it comes to outdoor adventure, Lake Placid packs a serious punch. Home to some of New York’s tallest mountains, the Adirondacks, Lake Placid is a dream destination for nature lovers and photographers alike. From tranquil Mirror Lake to jaw-dropping Mount Marcy, here are five of Lake Placid’s best year-round viewpoints.  Mirror Lake Not quite sure if you're hiking material? Start off with something easy. Mirror Lake is the perfect place to try out your walking shoes. A relatively flat walk, you'll find visitors of all ages and... continue reading
There is nothing more breathtaking than a mountain sunrise If you have ever read any of my other blogs, you probably know by now that hiking mountains for the sunrise, or watching the sunrise in general, is one of my favorite activities. I absolutely love the way the fog and clouds roll over and around the mountains as the morning light hits them and refracts gold, orange, red and whatever other colors nature has to offer. It’s always a miraculous scene to witness. I hope that I’m successful now in putting this most recent sunrise adventure of mine into words and I hope it inspires... continue reading
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Simply Camping Nowadays with all the extra travel fees, weight limitations, etc., travel articles advise travelers how to pack lighter and provide tips on what to, and what not to, bring. The last travel tip article I read online advised that unless you are packing skis, snowboard equipment or golf clubs that you should leave the gear at home & rent while your there. This advice aptly fits into the research for the blog I’m currently working on - camping during your stay in Lake Placid, and more specifically, the notion of "no gear - no problem." A planned or impromptu Lake Placid... continue reading


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