Lake Placid Voted One Of The Best Places To Live In America
One of the most beautiful cities you'll find in the Adirondacks is Lake Placid. Recently the Olympic town where the famous phrase "Do You Believe In Miracles!" was coined in the sports world, Lake Placid was named one of the Best Places to Live in America.
The list was put together by Outside Online. They asked users of the site to vote on their favorite places to work, run, eat, sail, paddle, drink, ride, and climb were. After breaking the list down to just 16, Lake Placid came in at 16th place.
They did a break down of different activities throughout the day you can experience in this beautiful village from 29-year-old U.S. Ski Team member and two-time Olympian Andrew Weibrecht:
Morning: My day starts with coffee and breakfast at the Olympic Training Center, then a workout. I train in the basement of the former Olympic ice rink, which has everything I need, from free weights to physio balls. If I’ve got a day off, I get eggs Benedict at the Breakfast Club on Main Street.
Midday: On Saturdays, I’ll go out on my mountain bike. I can put together a two-hour ride on Logger’s Loop right in town, or I’ll head to Whiteface Mountain for something longer. For lunch I’ll grab a Buffalo chicken sandwich from Saranac Sourdough.
Afternoon: I like to spend the day on my boat, fishing for bass or pike on Saranac Lake. You’re never that far from town, but you feel like you’re deep in the wilderness.
Evening: In the summer, I’ll hit up the free concerts on the bandstand on Main Street. I’ll end the day at the Cottage, a lakeside restaurant that’s part of the Mirror Lake Inn, which my parents have owned since the 1970s. I’ll sit on the deck with tacos and a beer while the sun sets over the Adirondacks’ Great Range."
Lake Placid is truly beautiful no matter what time of the year you stop and visit.