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Lake Placid Travel Guide  

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3 km2
Elevation:
568 m
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Lake Placid is small village having a population of 2,638 in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York which is near the center of the town of North Elba.
The village is a year- round resort and was known for being the site of the 1980 Winter Olympics. The Lake Placid is located closer to the south end of the Lake Placid and to its immediate is the Mirror Lake that lies between the village and Lake Placid.
This city still hosts a Winter Olympics summer training facility which offers exciting opportunities to watch ski jumping, figure skiing and aerial jumping.
A very fun-loving and charming town especially for the out going, adventurous and spirited travelers along with for the families who wish to escape the hustle and bustle of the city on the weekends.
This village is famous among the people especially for winter sports with both Alpine and Whiteface Mountain located just about 13 miles from the Lake Placid offer skiing, hiking ,mountain biking and one of the few places offering Sleigh rides.

Area code:
0845
Time zone:
UTC+-5
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Overall Guide : Adirondack Museum This is a spectacular museum situated on 32 acres of landscaped land offering scenic views of mountains and lakes. Houses a permanent collection of Adirondack artifacts which include rustic furnishings, wooden boats, sleighs and also works of art by... more Thomas Cole, Rockwell Kent and a lot of other artists. Open daily from 10:00 to 17:00 everyday. Country Dreams Farm Lake Placid is among the very few places offering sleigh rides and so travelers can treat themselves with a horse-driven sleigh rides covered in blankets amidst enjoying the view of the city. Mirror Lake This lake can be fun when the summer gets over and the waters of Mirror Lake get too cold for swimming this quickly freezes making it a nice place in winters. Skating, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing can be great ways to explore the frozen lake. Craig Wood Golf Course This golf course offers a challenging golf in a landscaped setting designed by Seymour Dunn in 1925. A well maintained and strategically carved on the Adirondack countryside.
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