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We drove to Lake Placid to check out the Olympic sites. We found the Olympic stadium and the winter sports museum. We paid and checked out the museum, then found the tourist bureau. After that we saw the ice rinks for the 1932 and 1980 (Miracle on Ice) hockey games. Also saw the outdoor speed ice skating rink that Eric Hayden skated on. We were bummed that it cost money to visit other Olympic sites (Whiteface Mountain and jumping complex) and decided instead to hike to Ampersand Mountain. Rick and Max made it to the top (1700 ft up, 5.4 miles round trip), but Maggie and Chrissy didn’t quite reach the top. All were exhausted. Went to eat at Little Italy (litaly) the first place we found in Saranak Lake. Delicious. The area we are staying ... read more
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North America » United States » New York » Lake Placid March 20th 2017

I've been feeling nostalgic lately, particularly for the north. I know it's freezing up there right now and it's not the temperature I'm missing, trust me! I miss this one summer in New York, up in Lake Placid. I went on a camping trip with some of my squad, stayed there for about a week and it was honestly one of my favorite memories. We went on about a 15-20 mile canoe ride, I can't remember! We went rock climbing, camped on a few different grounds, and some more challenging things like that which was great! But my favorite part of the trip would probably have to be the last day when we came back to the cabin at the main site and paddle boarded way early in the morning. It was a wonderful, serene way ... read more


Lake Placid, New-York, 24 juillet La renommée de Lake Placid n'est plus à faire. Cette petite bourgade plantée au creux des Adirondaks s'est fait une réputation mondiale par la tenue des Jeux Olympiques d'hiver, et ce à deux reprises, en 1932 puis en 1980. L'esprit olympique semble toujours bien présent et quelques infrastructures sont toujours visibles, dont l'anneau de glace extérieur où le quintuple champion américain Eric Heiden, en patinage de vitesse, fut couronné d'or. (On est ici très très loin du pharaonisme affiché à Sochi en février dernier!) On se rappelle ici aussi la miraculeuse victoire américaine en hockey contre les puissants soviétiques et leur équipe soit-disant invincible, et l'appellation «miracle on ice» a traversé le temps! Lake Placid est donc un haut lieu de sports d'hiver et ce sont d'abord les montagnes qui prennent ... read more
Lake Placid, New-York
Lake Placid, New-York
Lake Placid, New-York

North America » United States » New York » Lake Placid August 13th 2013

More rain, this time in Lake Placid, NY. I went to the Olympic Museum and also walked around the Olympic Center. I saw a group practicing Synchronized Skating (like Synchronized Swimming, but with frozen water rather than liquid) in the arena, and a group practicing figure skating in another rink. After that I went to the library to sit down and do some planning for which hikes to do in the Adirondacks. The library is in a small building in the middle of the very busy Main St, so I was worried I would be able to find a quiet corner, but it turned out to be bigger on the inside than on the outside. I was able to find a nice quiet spot with a view of Mirror Lake where I could watch it rain. ... read more


FLAVOUR OF THE DAY: VITAMIN C, TYLENOL COLD & FLU, ADVIL We are both sick now. I have what Ian has had for the last week, and as usual it hit my chest and I've been out for the count for the last two days. Fortunately my Golden Arrow resort bed next to the window has a pretty lake outlook with lots of trees, and I awaken to birds singing their lovesongs. It could be worse. It could be Corner Brook! So, we've laid low, and ventured out only for a 5 minute walk here and there to stretch out the legs. This area is fantastic for the outdoors enthusiasts. We've seen countless athletes training for the marathon and half this Sunday, as well as watched swimmers in the lake then get onto bikes training for ... read more
Lake Placid, NY
Lake Placid, NY
Lake Placid, NY


Its important to take the time to cherish the simple pleasures along the way. Enjoying a breakfast on the outside deck of a simple bakery with a river directly below. Sunshine, rushing water lapping over smooth rocks and sitting beside a covered bridge, how often is this going to happen. No particular place to go. So lets just go. West. We left New Hampshire and entered Vermont. If you can picture the Saanich peninsula with 50 "Prairie Inns" along the way plus a winding slow running river and a town made up of a school a general store and a cemetary every 5 minutes. Thats our Vermont so far. Its seems as though it is repetative but never the same. Bikes, bikes and more bikes. We are seeing more motorcycles along the way. As we continue ... read more
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