Nature February 09, 2018
8 Places In Lake Placid That Will Bring Out The Olympian In Everyone
One of our most popular towns, there’s a reason why so many people are interested in checking out Lake Placid for themselves. Hosting the Winter Olympics not once but
twice, our small Adirondack town was where everyone came to see these legendary games in 1932 and 1980. Today the town is still a destination that athletes from all over the world come to visit, using our historic sports complexes for practice as they prepare for the Olympics.
With pieces of our Olympic history still decorated all over Lake Placid, here are some of the most amazing places that you can visit in town that will bring out the Olympian in you!
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Set within the heart of the Adirondacks, the town of Lake Placid continues to celebrate its Olympic history.
As you arrive into town you'll be able to see the historic ski jumps towering over you, sticking out amongst this small town's skyline.
Full of history, you'll feel like a true Olympian when you stay at Mirror Lake Inn.
Many people may be familiar with the fact that Mirror Lake Inn has been around for quite some time. Known for being one of the
best lakeside hotels
, Mirror Lake Inn was rented out by the entire Norwegian Team during the 1932 Winter Olympics. Guests who stay at this inn will feel like true royalty of Lake Placid, having easy access to award-winning waterfront restaurants and unforgettable views that past Olympians have enjoyed as well. To find out more information,
Taking you out onto Mirror Lake, dog sled rides will make you feel like an Olympian without having to do much work!
Once Mirror Lake freezes over for the year, you'll find people offering dog sled rides along Lake Placid's Main Street. At the 1932 Winter Olympics there were dog sled races, with seven participants hailing from the U.S. and the remaining five racing for Canada. So if you're not a fan of ice skating but want to get out on the frozen water, this may be the perfect way to do so. To find out more information,
One of the most important places to visit, the Herb Brooks Arena is where the famous 1980 Miracle on Ice happened.
Part of the Olympic Center, you won't find a more exciting piece of history within Lake Placid. The famous arena where the USA hockey team beat out the Soviet Union, you won't find another ice skating rink in New York that holds so much history. Today visitors can come check out the Herb Brooks Arena to see local ice skating competitions, hockey games and other fun shows that are put on out on the ice. To find out more information,
Dive into the past and surround yourself with actual pieces of history at the Lake Placid Olympic Museum.
Another incredible piece of the Lake Placid Olympic Center, the quaint museum is open every day from 10AM to 5PM. One of the many local attractions that you can visit for free if you purchase your own
, the museum features all sorts of fascinating exhibits that will give you a glimpse into the history of the Winter Olympics. Allowing you to see how things like the torches and clothing have changed over the years, you'll love walking through time at this museum. To find out more information,
Easy to spot off of Main Street, take your ice skates out onto the James B. Sheffield Olympic Skating Rink.
Hosting the speedskating events at both the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, visitors of Lake Placid can now skate around the historic rink to feel like a true Olympian. Open to the public, the skating rink features a beautiful view of the town and mountains that most rinks don't have the pleasure of having. To find out more information,
Head on over to Mount Van Hoevenberg to experience our Olympic cross country trails.
If you're looking for a magical place to go cross country skiing within the Adirondack forests, then you must plan a visit to Mount Van Hoevenberg. Open every day from 9AM until 4:30PM, the skiing center has over thirty miles of trails to check out that will leave you nothing short of impressed. To find out more information,
A place that's guaranteed to get your blood pumping, the bobsled rides at our Olympic Sports Complex will leave you speechless and smiling from ear to ear.
One of the most thrilling ways to dive into our local history, you'll get more than your daily dosage of adrenaline when you go for a ride at Lake Placid's Olympic Sports Complex. The complex is home to the only combined bobsled, luge and skeleton track east of the Rockies and offers rides for visitors who are brave enough to see what its like to ride like an Olympian. Reaching up to 55MPH, the one-minute long ride may be short but you'll surely never forget it. To find out more information,
And last but not least, you
must check out our Olympic Jumping Complex.
Sending you out into a crisp mountain air, the Olympic Jumping Complex offers some of the most dreamy views of Lake Placid that you can find in the area. Visitors who aren't actually interested in skiing off of the jumps can take a jaw-dropping elevator ride to the top, where you'll have sweeping views of our Adirondack Park and our Olympic town from above. To find out more information,
So, who's ready to feel like a true Olympian in the breathtaking town of Lake Placid?
To find out more information about our Olympic sites and to see what there is to do in this town,
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