Lake Placid Travel Guide
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- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 83%Family Travelers
- 67%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 67%History Buffs
- 67%Budget Travelers
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- Lake PlacidFirst to ReviewMay 15, 2014
Great day trip for the family, Site of the 1932 & 1980 Winter Olympic Games (visit all the venues), wonderful quaint village, great restaurants, shopping galore, mirror lake, white face mountain. Been many times, love it! Parking can be tough at times, it is a very popular town but we've always managed to find a spot!! Worth the trip.Recommended for:
- Lake PlacidMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersArt & Design LoversJul 05, 2012
Home of 2 winter Olympics this is a terrific place to go in the winter. The skiing in the Adirondack mountains can be challenging but very rewarding. We have been here in the summer as well and the hiking is the best. The place can be expensive but well worth the visit whatever the season.
- Lake PlacidJul 05, 2012
A true year-round resort town, Lake Placid shines in the summer months with its warm days and cool Adirondack mountain nights. In the fall, mother nature puts on her finest displays for weeks, leading up to ski season, where nearby Whiteface Mountain offers the steepest vertical East of the Rockies. A plethora of dining, shopping, and lodging options to meet the needs of any types of traveler.
- Lake PlacidMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersVegetarianJul 05, 2012
Cute village in the Adirondacks. We were enjoying the leaves turning and stopped off to wander the shops on mainstreet and enjoy the views. Nice weekend getaway though very popular and hard to get a room.
- Lake PlacidMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 3Jul 04, 2012
I've only experienced Lake Placid on Ironman weekend (2010 and 2011, to cheer for my brother), and the event makes it a unique travel experience -- inspiring super fit people, stunning Adirondack scenery, a few good places to eat, and if you're not training for the race, you can browse the cute shops along Main Street. Every room is booked months in advance, and it's impossible to get around on race day unless by foot, so plan to find a comfortable places along the course and cheer the athletes to the finish.
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