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    Patty H
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    5 May 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.

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    Ann Isabelle (@aifnyc)
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    4 Jul 07, 2013

    Charming little town. Great place to visit anytime of the year for a long weekend or as a part of a road trip. Mountains, lakes, rivers and foliage is amazing.

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    Leigh Virkus
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    4 Jul 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.

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    Sarah Wilson
    5 Jul 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.

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    Tory K
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    4 Jul 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.

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    Nikki Goth Itoi
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    3 Jul 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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    Melissa J
    4 May 08, 2014

    Near the High Peaks, lots of shops and restaurants in a beautiful setting

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    Rarilee C
    5 Apr 27, 2014

    Lots of dining and shopping options.

    Recommended for:Adventure Travelers
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    Joseph
    5 Apr 02, 2013

    A view of frozen Lake Placid from atop Whiteface Mountain

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    Barbara Metz Goudreau
    4 Nov 02, 2012
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    Carmelita Sandor
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    i am
    not crazy about lakes or beaches,but its nice

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    Ricardo Gabriel
    3 Mar 21, 2012
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    Nally
    3 Jun 27, 2012
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    Robert Phillips
    3 Apr 03, 2012
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    Kathy F
    5 Apr 24, 2014
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    Mei H
    5 Mar 18, 2014
    Recommended for:Adventure TravelersBudget TravelersFamily TravelersOutdoor Enthusiasts
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    David Burgis
    4 Feb 06, 2014
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Lake Placid is a village in northern New York. It is a resort town of sorts, and a very popular weekend getaway for New Englander’s and New York residents. Best known as the host of the 1980 Olympics (in particular the “Miracle on Ice” hockey game), Lake Placid is a quiet, outdoorsy place situated in the heart of Adirondack National Park, home to thousand-foot peaks and numerous freshwater bodies. ... read more
Hiking, swimming , biking and boating are all, for obvious reasons, very popular. Most visitors to the area focus on outdoor activities and the villagers know it, so the downtown is mostly shopping and dining rather than specific attractions.

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