On most days, Lake Placid is just that: a placid environment where tranquility reigns supreme. However, this quiet New York town has lived its fair share of action and excitement as two-time host of the Winter Olympics. During the 1980 Winter Games, Lake Placid witnessed the "Miracle on Ice" when the U.S. Olympic hockey team stunned the world by prevailing over an unbeatable Russia. What was once a summer resort henceforth became known for its winter miracles, and the quaint little town began attracting tourists year-round.
Out and About in Lake Placid
Lake Placid hotels put you in the center of this one-of-a-kind place, ideal for lovers of sport and relaxation alike. Children will love the storybook delights of Santa's Workshop, an amusement park which brings the North Pole to New York. Ski enthusiasts can conquer the mountains that twice brought the Olympic Games to this tiny town. Trails await hikers in the forested hills, and all visitors should complete the 2.7-mile loop around Mirror Lake. You can also hike through stunning High Gorge Falls and, if you're feeling adventurous, summit one of the nearby Adirondack peaks. There's horseback riding and swimming in the summer, and dogsled riding and tobogganing in the winter. You can even visit the 1980 Winter Olympics sites and try your hand at bobsledding year-round! After all this activity, relax your muscles at one of the town's splendid spas, then sit peacefully by the lake in an iconic Adirondack chair.
Dining With a View
While the food is fantastic, the best places to eat in Lake Placid come with views. Numerous restaurants line the shores of Mirror Lake, and many of them feature locally sourced ingredients. Taste trout fresh from the stream at dinner, and maple syrup tapped from the trees at breakfast.
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