A Visit to Lake Placid
A visit to Lake Placid is a mecca for a hockey family like ours. I can tell where I was when a group of college kids from the US upset Russia; for decades the best hockey team in the world!
But for those not as crazed about hockey, a visit to Lake Placid offers a lovely boutique ski town, abundant Winter & Summer activities and an Olympic museum that highlights both the 1932 & 1980 Olympic Games. Lake Placid was the last small town in the world to host the Olympics. By todays standards, it’s a miracle in itself that Lake Placid was able to pull off the 1980 Olympics!
We flew from LAX to Burlington, VT & drove to last 65 miles, into town. Including the ferry ride and the one lane highway, plan on roughly 2 hours for the 65 mile trek. Albany is another major airport, within a drive of Lake Placid. If you’re not familiar with the area I highly recommend driving during the day. It’s a pretty dark and winding drive by moonlight.
Plenty of good restaurants and Olympic Venues to explore on your visit. Lake Placid is a ski town, so pack your ski boots 🎿 & catch a couple runs on your visit. A few years back, Bev visited Lake Placid in the Summer & loved it! She’s more of a Adirondack chair by the lake girl and the mountains in Summer are a majestic draw with plenty of activities.
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