Lake Placid Climbing School
ADIRONDACKS, NEW YORK
Lake Placid is most widely known for hosting two Winter Olymics, 1932 and 1980. While remnants of Olympic grandeur dot the landscape, most travelers journey to Lake Placid these days in search of far more reachable goals. Hiking, biking, rock climbing, ice climbing, kayaking and fishing are a handful of activities available today in the Lake Placid area. The population swells in the summer, winter and fall months as people leave the “real world” behind in search of peace and quiet in the picturesque Adirondack Mountains.
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Winter enthusiasts enjoy skiing at Whiteface Mountain located just outside Lake Placid. There are also miles of groomed and ungroomed Nordic trails for those looking to beat the crowds and head out on their own. In the summer travelers make camp in and around the Lake Placid area for hiking, biking, kayaking and climbing adventures. The Adirondack Loj is a popular destination for those looking for a rustic Adirondack experience. The lodge (as it stands today) was build in 1927 and is currently owned and maintained by the Adirondack Mountain Club. If roughing it is not your thing, then check out the dozen or so high-end resorts around the Lake Placid area. Popular resorts include Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid Lodge , and the High Peaks Resort.