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Lake Placid

Olympic Byway, State Rt. 86, in Essex County

Noted for its beauty, the village of Lake Placid is famous for winter sports, Olympic history and as a vacation destination for more than a century.

In the village of Lake Placid it's easy to relax and take in the beautiful scenery, dine in a wide variety of restaurants, and find great treasures in the many shops. You can also experience the very special atmosphere of an “Olympic Village.” As host to both the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, it is now home to an Olympic Training Center where athletes train year round. Not far from the village visit Whiteface Mountain, the ski jumps, bob sled track, and Olympic cross-country ski courses. Watch Olympic-caliber athletes at numerous competitions at the Horse Show grounds. Lake Placid has also been a summer vacation destination for more than a century because of its access to pristine lakes and rivers, and many hiking, biking, and fishing opportunities. In winter, visitors enjoy ice skating, cross country skiing and world class downhill skiing. You''ll also find a rich variety of historic, artistic, and cultural attractions and events. At abolitionist John Brown's rustic farm, located just east of the village of Lake Placid, take in guided tours and memorial events. Enjoy scenic views from picnic area..

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