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Lake Placid

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  • Lake Placid

    Lake Placid, a village in the Adirondack Mountains in New York state along with nearby Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake, comprise what is known as the Tri-Lakes region.

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    Lake Placid is best known as the two-time site of the Winter Olympics in 1932 and again in 1980.

    In winter enjoy downhill skiing, at Whiteface Mountain, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and telemark as well as ice climbing and snowmobiling.

    In summer the ski and snowshoe trails become beautiful scenic hiking and biking trails. Climb the 46 High Peaks, fish in the rivers or kayak and canoe in the lakes. While you are here, make sure you take the 2.5 mile walk around Mirror Lake.

    Panoramic Adirondack High Peaks scenery, coupled with lush fairways and well-manicured greens, makes for that one of a kind golfing experience that is unique to Lake Placid.

    From unique keepsakes to the latest brands, you will find plenty to buy in the quaint shops along Main Street. When it comes to dining you will find something to suit every palate from traditional American cuisine, barbecue to gourmet fine dining.

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      Aside from incredible Manhattan, it's also worth visiting the neighbouring boroughs of Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Staten Island. They have a wealth of different cultures and sights to explore. See the Manhattan skyline from the Promenade in Brooklyn.

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      Take a bicycle tour around Central Park. It's great fun and a wonderful way to see so much of this unique landmark in the heart of Manhattan.

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      The Finger Lakes of upstate New York are beautiful. Tour the 'wine trail' along the coast of Seneca Lake, with over 31 wineries and their enticing tasting rooms. Sample award-winning wine that never goes beyond New York State!

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      The US side of Niagara Falls lies within a state park. Get up close to the thundering water at the Cave of the Winds or cross over the border to Canada for the best vista.

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      The George Eastman House in Rochester is the former home of Kodak’s founder. It now houses the leading museum of photography, set in the historical mansion.

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      Travel north of Manhattan into the Hudson Valley and visit Kykuit, home of the Rockefeller family (it’s closed on Tuesday to allow a day of privacy for the current generation of the family in residence).

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      On the Hudson River is the former home of President Franklin D Roosevelt; take a guided tour and learn why this four-term president was so beloved of the American public.

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      Stony Brook, a small town on Long Island, dates back to the 17th century. Book a horse and carriage ride for a suitably slow-paced tour of this quaint and historical gem.

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      The best beaches are in the Hamptons, they are uncrowded and unspoilt (but car-parking is extortionate!). You can take the Hamptons Jitney bus from Manhattan if you prefer not to drive.

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      Visit the ‘Grand Canyon of the East’ in Letchworth State Park in the western region of New York state. Go biking, hiking and white water rafting in one of eastern USA’s most scenically magnificent areas.

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