Lake Placid, New York
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, near the center of the town of North Elba and named after an adjacent lake. Lake Placid is best known as the two-time site of the Winter Olympics, in 1932 and 1980.
Lake Placid is well-known among winter sports enthusiasts for its skiing, both Alpine and cross-country. Whiteface Mountain (4,867 feet), in nearby Wilmington about 13 miles (21 km) from Lake Placid, offers skiing, hiking, gondola rides, and mountain biking, and is the only one of the High Peaks that can be reached via an auto road. The area has one of only four bobsled rides in the western hemisphere, and is one of the few places in the contiguous United States which offers dogsled and sleigh rides.
Things to see and do
* Adirondack Park
* Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum
* Snow sports
* Cloudsplitter Gondola
* Hiking & biking
Cruise Season – May - Sept
Currency – US Dollar (US$)
Language – English
Land Area - 3.6 km²
Population – 3,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1em
Transport Links – Adirondack Trailways Service travels between New York City, Albany, and Lake Placid with stops along the way.
The closest Amtrak station is Westport, 40 miles east of Lake Placid. Amtrak runs a shuttle bus service runs to the village.
The Lake Placid Airport serves only charter and scenic planes. The closest domestic airport is Adirondack Airport in Saranac Lake. The closest international airports are Albany, Burlington (Vermont), and Montreal (Quebec).