New York November 09, 2016
The Little Town In New York That Might Just Be The Most Unique Town In The World
Spread all throughout New York you can find picturesque towns that are worth taking a getaway to. Don’t believe me? Then try taking a look at these two
small town road trips that will lead you to simply unforgettable destinations! While all of our towns have something different to offer visitors, there’s one tucked away in the Adirondacks that’s unlike any other that you’ve explored.
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Up in Essex County with a population of less than 3,000 residents, the small village of Lake Placid is the perfect place to visit before the year ends.
While the area is amazing to visit any time of the year, it's during our winter months that this village truly comes alive!
Care to spoil yourself with a romantic sleigh ride while you're enjoying the scenery of Lake Placid? Then check out
Lake Placid Sleigh Rides
, where you'll be able to experience a roughly 45-minute sleigh ride with hot chocolate and blankets to help keep you warm! If you decide to visit this area during our winter months, you'll find horse and dog sled rides occurring all over town, a truly charming sight to see.
One of the main things that makes this town so unique is the face that it's only one of several cities throughout the entire world that has hosted the Winter Olympics twice both in 1932 and 1980.
As you approach the village you'll quickly be able to see one of the main attractions of Lake Placid, the famous Olympic Ski Jumping Complex.
Open Wednesday through Sunday from now until December 11th, you can see the historic Olympic Ski Jumping Complex that will blow your mind. You'll take an unforgettable chairlift ride to the base of the towers, where you'll then take an insane elevator ride that will bring you to the observation deck that will give you views of the surrounding area. To purchase tickets and find out other information,
Another location in town that allows you to soak up this village's unique history is the Lake Placid Olympic Museum.
The home of North America's first Winter Olympics, the village of Lake Placid holds so much exciting history that will constantly keep you fascinated. Open seven days a week from 10AM until 5PM, the
Lake Placid Olympic Museum
is located in the Olympic Center and will cost you anywhere from $5 to $7 dollars to enter. Inside the museum you'll find a variety of objects, from clothes that were worn during the Olympic games to actual objects that are major pieces of our country's history, this museum is one you have to mark off of your bucket list ASAP.
Right on Main Street and all around Mirror Lake, you'll find a variety of warm and inviting hotels that have created the perfect ambiance for all of their guests.
Just one of many amazing hotels that you can find in Lake Placid, pictured above you can see one of our favorites, the Mirror Lake Inn. Family run since the 1930s, the hotel manages to find the perfect balance between feeling like you're at home and enjoying the perks of being vacationing away someplace new. To find our more about this particular location and to book your stay,
Everything you could possibly need is all within walking distance, including an endless list of fantastic places for you to dine at.
It was just recently that we spoke of the incredible restaurant you can see pictured above,
Right in the village of Lake Placid surrounded by an unforgettable setting, the restaurant is right on the water and is just past the end of Main Street. Another mouthwatering restaurant you'll want to check out while you're here? Lisa G's!
Lisa G's restaurant
gives you a different type of waterfront view, one where you'll be able to soak in waterfalls and the sigh of the Chubb River!
Love the outdoors and want to take advantage of being in the Adirondacks? Then spend part of your visit hiking some of New York's tallest mountains!
Whether you want to take on a bigger hike like Mount Van Hoevenberg or want to achieve insane views without doing the work that is required of you to climb one of our High Peaks, there's also Mount Jo to explore right in the village of Lake Placid.
There’s always a delightful town in our state that’s worth showcasing! To enjoy a trip out to the Finger Lakes, take a look at this
Small Town That’s Impossible To Drive Through Without Stopping.