Sabrina Alli

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Right in the center of downtown Lake Placid there’s a 124 acre lake. We call it Mirror Lake because the surface is as smooth and reflective as glass. It’s surrounded by mountain vistas and is a year-round treasure because of its beauty. It also provides an abundance of opportunities for fun, including a public beach right off Main Street. Lake Placid lake, just north of Mirror Lake, is yet another opportunity for fun in the water. Lake Placid boasts a strong tradition of getting out on the water, whether it’s by boat or atop of a SUP. There are so many different ways to enjoy the water, and... 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 dining... continue reading
 
Come to Lake Placid for the outdoors and stay for the culture. Get to know this bustling village by indulging in world class live performances, free weekly concerts in Mid's Park, and movies in a historic 1920s theater. Below is a list of some of the village’s greatest attractions for art, music, theater, and more. All of these destinations are conveniently located downtown and walkable from most lodging in the Lake Placid area. A journey back in time — tour our Olympic heritage Being home to the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics makes this village a fascinating, globally inspired place. Just... 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
 
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
 
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
 
Lake Placid boasts a strong tradition of winter sports (two Winter Olympics, no big deal) and has, for generations, brought families and friends together over a shared love of outdoor winter adventure. Most are familiar with Lake Placid’s epic ski jumps towering in the sky and the majestic Whiteface Mountain for its dowhill skiing. Below is a list of other outdoor adventure opportunities that abound in Lake Placid. These activities are affordable, and even free if you have the gear. Snowshoeing In the warmer months the Adirondacks become a paradise for hikers of all... continue reading
 
I don’t believe in ghosts, or at least I didn’t until a week ago when I was hiking one of the serene trails on John Brown Farm. It’s an easy, relaxing hike. The trails are immersed in a dense forest and it is flat because it is a farm and not a mountain, after all.  As I walked, the trees gently danced with the whispering wind and the harvest moon glared down at me from above. The light from the moon was so powerful that I didn’t need a headlamp. Before I arrived at the trailhead, I passed John Brown’s home that he shared with his second wife, Mary Ann Day.... continue reading
 
This October, Lake Placid will host its annual, much anticipated Lake Placid Film Festival. The festival's theme is diversity, which echoes the broader national demand to see films that better reflect our wonderfully varied and ever progressing world. In past years the festival welcomed larger than life talents like Martin Scorsese and Steve Buscemi. But, for nearly twenty years, since its inception, the festival has been celebrating independent and classic films. It’s a time when filmmakers and the audience get a chance to celebrate the art of film together. I spoke to... continue reading
 
Summer in Lake Placid is prime time to vacation with the family. The kids are restless and ready to be outdoors. And, well, parents are feeling the same. Lake Placid, with its majestic mountains and pristine lakes, makes a great destination for all ages. You can explore the outdoors by hiking, swimming, and paddling. You can also hang out in Lake Placid's vibrant downtown and listen to free, live music. It’s the best of both worlds. Below is a list of free or affordable activities for you and, especially the kids, to enjoy on your summer visit. Free Lake Placid Public... continue reading
 

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