Lake Placid

Golden Arrow In Lake Placid; Green and Family-Friendly Too

by Sandra Foyt

If it were left up to Jenn Holderied, Golden Arrow Resort’s General Manager and second-generation proprietor, all of Lake Placid would be certified as a Green destination. As it is, the young mom and local Ice Meister has been instrumental in helping the hotel earn Audubon […]

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The Pine Hills Inn; Historic Lake Placid Hotel

by Sandra Foyt

If a storied history and charming owners were all that were needed to produce first-rate lodging, then The Pines Inn in Lake Placid, New York would be the best hotel in the Adirondacks. Alas, other accommodations in the area offer lakefront property, heated pools, signature spa treatments, […]

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Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum and the Olympic Center: Where Miracles Happen

by Cie McCullough Buschle

In the heart of downtown Lake Placid lies the Olympic Center, home to three indoor skating rinks, the outdoor speed skating oval, and the only Olympic Museum in the United States. But to anyone who watched the 1980 Winter Olympics, it’s the place where Miracles […]

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Cloudsplitter Gondola: Whiteface Without the White

by Cie McCullough Buschle

At 4,867 feet, Whiteface rounds out the top five of the highest High Peaks. The ski trails, first opened in 1956, average an annual snowfall of 200”. Close to 200,000 skiers visit Whiteface every year, home to the Alpine events in the 1980 Winter Olympics […]

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Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway: Stuff You Never Knew About the Adirondacks, the Second President Roosevelt Story

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Last summer Albany Kid presented a short series called Stuff You Never Knew About the Adirondacks. The stories included How Lake Placid is Related to the Dewey Decimal System, The Adirondack, Burnell, Westport or Muskoka Chair and The First President Roosevelt Story. Now it’s time […]

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High Peaks Resort: Luxury Living in the Lap of the Adirondacks

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Going to visit Lake Placid? The High Peaks Resort offers accommodations within walking distance of everything in the village. My kids and I recently were invited to spend a few days as the guests of the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid. Years ago, back […]

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Go On a Birding Family Adventure in the Adirondacks

by Sandra Foyt

A walk through the boreal forests of the Adirondack Parks places you in the midst of an avian symphony – a grouse plays the low notes, drumming on a log, and the warblers carry the melody. But spotting individual warblers is no easy feat. On […]

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Stuff You Never Knew About the Adirondacks, Part 1: How Lake Placid is Related to the Dewey Decimal System

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Melville Dewey. A name synonymous with libraries everywhere. For of course, anyone who has ever gotten a book out of the library has seen the little numbers on the binding, even if they don’t know it’s part of the Dewey Decimal System, copyrighted by Mr […]

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