Lake Placid Tourism, New York

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Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,521. The village of Lake Placid is near the center of the town of North Elba, 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Plattsburgh. Lake Placid, along with nearby Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake, comprise what is known as the Tri-Lakes region. Lake Placid hosted the 1932 and the 1980 Winter Olympics. Lake Placid also hosted the 1972 Winter Universiade and the 2000 Winter Goodwill Games.


The village of Lake Placid gets its name from the lake close to the human settlement. This lake is accompanied by Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake to form the Tri-Lakes region. It is a part of the Adirondack Park that is home to some of the tallest peaks in the country. Winter sports are extremely popular in this region. You should plan a holiday in Lake Placid in winter if you are into ice-climbing, cross country skiing or speed skating. Other activities include hiking, mountain biking, gondola rides, and golfing. At the beginning of spring, maple production begins in the city and the air is filled with a delicious aroma. The Ausable River is good for fly-fishing. Travel to Lake Placid any time of the year, you will find many activities to recharge you.

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