Lake Placid, New York

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Lake Placid, New York

Lake Placid is one of the premier summer and winter playgrounds of America. Surrounded by the highest summits of the Adirondack Mountains, it is located by two of the prettiest small lakes in the heart of the East’s largest park. From its founding before the Civil War, the village was supported by tourists. Prosperity and world renown were confirmed with the Winter Olympics here in 1932 and in 1980.

Abundant natural endowments are now coupled with a wealth of cultural enhancements. World class alpine and Nordic winter sports facilities are open to everyone–as participants or viewers. All sorts of recreation vehicles provide access to forests, mountains, lakes, and rivers. The tranquil shoreline of Mirror Lake is just below downtown’s Main Street. Solid blocks of buildings varying greatly in age and style occasionally give way to lake-view and beach parks. Adirondack art, crafts and mementoes are well represented in many specialty shops. So are museums, restaurants, lounges, nightlife, and lodgings.

For more information, check with the local Chamber of Commerce.


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