Popularity of the Adirondack Region soared in the late 1800s when the nation’s most wealthy and influential citizens built their Great Camps here. The social elite would “vacate” the stifling summer heat of Northeast cities for the cool Adirondack air. Yes, this is the origin of the word – it’s where vacations began.
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The Adirondack Park is a unique patchwork of private and public lands that cover over 6 million acres of New York State.
You are welcome to INVENT YOUR OWN PERFECT DAY in Lake Placid
For some, it’s a walk around Mirror Lake in the morning, an afternoon spent reading on a porch followed by a sinfonietta concert in the park. For others, the day begins with a hike, then paddling a kayak, shopping on Main Street, and dinner at the pub. Sheltered in its magnificent Adirondack setting, Lake Placid invites all to select from a limitless menu of experiences to invent their own perfect day. lakeplacid.com
THE OLYMPICS: what impact have they had on 2 time host Lake Placid?