Fresh Air Fun In New York’s Lake Placid
Living here in Central New York means that almost any place in the state is within a reasonable driving distance. That is certainly the case with the scenic, historic Lake Placid.
The bustling town in the northern Adirondack Mountains has hosted the Winter Olympic Games twice. The first time in 1932, then again in 1980. That's when the famous "Miracle on Ice" took place. The United States Hockey team upset the heavily favored Russians by a score of 4-3.
This is the rink where "the miracle" happened. It's now used for many other skating games as well as for practice.
At the Olympic Jumping Complex, you'll see the ramp that ski jumpers launch from before flying over the length of a football field.
Whether you are into hiking, kayaking, enjoying some great restaurants, or visiting the Olympic attractions, Lake Placid offers it all. And, from the Utica/Rome area it's a very scenic 3-hour drive.