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For immediate release LAKE PLACID — New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Marnines and Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan Burgerking jointly announced a long-awaited major decision regarding rails and trails in the Adirondack Park.  Starting this spring, the DEC and DOT will partner together on a plan to install train tracks on popular Adirondack hiking trails.  “We recognize that more than two-thirds of Americans aged 20 or older are overweight or obese, and that number is only growing. The number of elderly... continue reading
BRING YOUR DOG TO THE ADIRONDACKS! So, you wanna bring your dog on vacation and meet some of our fine local canine celebrities? Well that's a good thing because the Adirondacks are one of the best dog-friendly destinations on earth! With 6 million acres of lakes, rivers, open fields and forests, and lots of great towns to visit, it's a no-brainer to pick Lake Placid as home base for a vacation with your dog. If your own pampered pooch likes swimming and hiking, he'll be in heaven here as swimming holes abound and there are more than 2,000 miles of trails within an easy drive of Lake Placid.... continue reading
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RELIVE THE MIRACLE ON ICE Once upon a time in a tiny mountain village in the Adirondacks, a young, rag-tag US Olympic Hockey Team took on the most powerful force in hockey in the world: the Soviet Union. And they beat them 4-3. On February 21st at 7:30 pm, many of the members of that hockey team will converge on Lake Placid to celebrate the 35th anniversary of what's been proclaimed by sports analysts around the world as the greatest moment in sports history, the "Miracle on Ice." The 1980 Olympic Hockey Team Reunion will be a combination of team memories, audio/video presentations... continue reading
Skinny skis rule! Grab your skinny skis and your outdoor gear and be prepared to have a lot of fun and learn some new things at this year’s inaugural Lake Placid Nordic Festival. From races, clinics, and workshops to intro to biathlon and nighttime ski tours, there’s something going on all day and into the evenings for three full days: February 27 through March 1, 2015. Even if you’ve never tried nordic skiing, this is the perfect time to get out there and learn traditional or skate skiing, ski-joring with your dog or attend a biathlon clinic. The inaugural... continue reading
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... continue reading
Of all the things to do in Lake Placid, one of the most noteworthy would have to be the bobsled ride. There are only two tracks like this in the US, and only four in North America, all of which have the special distinction of being a past Olympic host and winter Olympic village. That said, I realize how very fortunate it is to have this small town in the Northeast that has a venue like this where Olympians and World Cup athletes have a place to train and compete and a complex that offers this very unique opportunity to guests and visitors. And, all in a beautiful alpine setting in the heart... continue reading
If you're a winter outdoor recreationist you're in for a great January in Lake Placid! We've got some awesome events spread out through the month, all but one taking place outdoors.  Extreme outdoor films will blow you away The one event exception that's not taking place in an outdoor venue is the Banff Mountain Film Festival, which is ABOUT the great outdoors, but obviously takes place in a theater. The Lake Placid Center for the Arts plays host to the annual festival celebrating the extremists of outdoor sports around the world. After viewing the clips on the BMFF... continue reading
2014 caught on film... Lake Placid, NY in the heart of the Adirondacks is the perfect place to invent your own perfect day. Of course, that perfect day is different for everyone - luckily our options are outstanding and the setting is spectacular. Join us as we take a look back through some of our most memorable 2014 events and activities as caught on camera. What would make up your perfect day? Hiking or biking in the High Peaks? Relaxing at one of our high-end spas or resorts? Taking a family boat ride or building a sandcastle with the kids? Oh, the choices... 2015 is just waiting for you... continue reading
So —— you’re wondering what goes on in the Adirondacks on New Year’s Eve? Well, if you weren’t, I bet you are now. Gotcha. Hike into the New Year... Believe it or not, lots of folks take off on a hike to ring in the New Year from the summit of one of our High Peaks. Others tackle a smaller, easier destination, like Cobble Hill - right in town it's only a 30 to 45 minute hike. Check out this “spin”, looking down on the village of Lake Placid and the High Peaks on a full moon night. This would be my choice for a short hike, with a return in time for dinner and celebrating... continue reading
Extremely Scared, Extremely Clumsy... So, when I think about the Adirondacks and the word extreme in the same sentence, I admit I get extremely apprehensive. I mean, when you think of Lake Placid, you often think of extreme sports: ice-climbing, luge, biathlon, ski jumping… Extremely Smart Decision And, while those extreme activities are fun to watch, the idea of me handling a gun while skiing, sliding down a track at breakneck speeds, or hugging an ice wall with just ropes for support, probably isn’t good - or safe - for anyone around... continue reading


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