Lake Placid, NY
A mountain village that is perfect for outdoors lovers.
Lake Placid, NY, has everything an outdoors enthusiasts would want: Great downhill skiing at Whiteface Mountain, great cross-country skiing and snowshoeing everywhere else, miles of hiking trails, great golf courses, and pristine ponds for swimming and skating. Lake Placid is also a beautiful village with interesting shops, numerous restaurants, and a variety of lodging options, all surrounding serene Mirror Lake.
Lake Placid, site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, has popular Olympic sites such as the hockey arena, the ski jumps, and the bobsled run. While many vacationers visit Lake Placid for outdoor activities, others come to this Adirondack town simply to get away from it all and enjoy the crisp, clean mountain air. Whether you come to Lake Placid for adventure or relaxation, you'll surely enjoy your stay here.
FAST FACTS FOR LAKE PLACID, NEW YORK:
- Population (2000 census): 2,638
- Elevation (Approx.): 1800 feet
- Area Code: 518
- ZIP Code: 12946
- Distance from Albany: 135 miles
- Location: Map of Lake Placid, NY
THINGS TO SEE AND DO AROUND LAKE PLACID:
- Adirondack State Park--The biggest state park in the country, Adirondack Park is a wonderland of remote mountains, forests, and lakes, with a scattering of charming hamlets throughout the park.
- John Brown's Farm--This historic site, maintained by the state of New York, shows where the famous abolitionist John Brown lived.
- Mirror Lake Inn--An award-winning resort located on one of the prettiest lakes in the Adirondacks, the Mirror Lake Inn is a great choice for lodging, and it is within walking distance of shops and restaurants.
- Olympic Center--Watch a hockey game or visit the museum at the Olympic Center, site of the U.S. hockey team's victory over Russia in 1980.
- Whiteface Mountain--Ski and snowboard enthusiasts flock to this nearly mile-high mountain in the winter; hikers traverse the peak in the summer; and tourists drive up the auto road of Whiteface Mountain to see the spectacular foliage in the fall.
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