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

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 happen. No visit to Lake Placid is complete without a…

A Dozen Reasons for a Family Getaway to Rochester, New York
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A Dozen Reasons for a Family Getaway to Rochester, New York

Rochester provides a mix of big city cultural activities with small town friendliness alongside beautiful quaint villages meandering alongside the Erie Canal.  For a city this size, Rochester is fortunate to have an amazing amount of cultural institutions.  Much of this is a result of the very philanthropic George Eastman, founder of modern film and…

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

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 when it was the Hilton, I had stayed here with…

Chills at the Witch Dungeon Museum, Salem Massachusetts
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Chills at the Witch Dungeon Museum, Salem Massachusetts

The Salem Witch Dungeon Museum offers “a unique educational experience with a chill or two” – and they deliver! Salem, Massachusetts is a fun city. Not too big, so walking is the best way to get around. There are interesting shops, quaint inns, great public parks and statues, and historic buildings. You can visit the…

An Escape for the Whole Family – Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Water Park
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An Escape for the Whole Family – Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Water Park

An indoor water park inside an Adirondack themed lodge with huge rooms and just over an hour drive away is a great weekend family getaway in Upstate New York. Six Flags Great Escape Lodge If you’re looking for a great getaway with the kids check out the Adirondack themed Great Escape Lodge just south of…

Finding Fun Among the Ruins: Fort Crown Point, NY
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Finding Fun Among the Ruins: Fort Crown Point, NY

Hills of grass rippling with the breeze surrounding a centuries old stone stronghold guarding an international waterway. England? Scotland? Wales? No. Not Ireland, not France, not Spain. Fort Crown Point in New York. Fort Crown Point, 14 miles north of Ticonderoga, has been a militarily strategic point ever since the British and French first started…

Up Close and Personal with the Fish at New England Aquarium
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Up Close and Personal with the Fish at New England Aquarium

Once home to the world’s largest aquarium tank, New England Aquarium still has plenty to boast about. There is a shark and ray touch tank, a tidal pool exhibit for touching and handling various sea creatures, an outdoor seal exhibit, and of course, an abundant supply of marine life! The first thing to see on…