Lake Placid has always been a favorite destination for me.
As a hockey mom, I have resigned myself to a life of cold weather trips. Lake Placid is a town we frequent for the CanAm tournament. This is an amazing weekend where the kids run around the hotel like maniacs (knee hockey sticks in hand) and we the parents get to watch a lot of hockey, lace a lot of skates and of course visit the bar and other local haunts.
I want to begin by telling you that I love Lake Placid. The town is absolutely beautiful. The restaurants are really good and it’s chock full of fun family activities. Places I love in Lake Placid include The Dancing Bears for lunch or dinner- in the winter sit by the fire in the hotel lobby (High Peaks Resort), in the fall, spring and summer dine outside (try the fondue- its a winner!).
Lisag‘s is also really good (but be prepared for a long wait and mediocre service). Or, its just fun to walk down the main street and stop in at the breakfast club or Starbuck’s. Although I haven’t tried it, I’ve heard rave reviews about the ‘dack Shack`.
Now, for things to do:
No trip would be complete without seeing the olympic ice arena and of course learning the history of the 1980 Miracle on Ice (watch the movie with your kids on the way here- inspirational and fun). The bobsledding is also a blast! It is a short activity but a family favorite. Book ahead because spots fill up quickly.
Kid’s (and adults) love the old fashioned candy store on main street and the ice cream shoppe. Sadly, this post does not overlap with my weight loss series!
If you are on mirror lake, check out the dog sledding ride. It’s $10 and runs whenever the ice is frozen over.
Lastly, make sure you ski and tube at Whiteface but beware, the temperatures can get pretty cold!
Enjoy some hot chocolate when you get back to your hotel!
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