Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains, Essex County, New York. This area has a population density of more than 4 thousand people. The tourist areas in New York are close to Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake, it makes the citizens of The Big Apple nickname “Tri-Lakes region”. In 1932 and 1980, Lake Placid to host the Winter Olympics.
In the United States, Lake Placid remembered as the venue for the USA – USSR Hockey Game in 1980 was very memorable. It is very attached to the American people is when the American hockey team consisting of students and amateur athletes, able to beat the national team of the Soviet hockey with the score 4-3, two days later they became the overall champion. Not only that, Eric Heiden, who participated in the event was also a champion speed skater and took home five gold medals.
This time, the target of Lake Placid was host to the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics. To achieve these objectives, the manager on improvements of quality and quantity of tourist sites and sports locations. Lake Placid is well known for winter sports, one of which is skiing. Whiteface Mountain is located 21 km from Essex County also offers skiing, hiking, gondola rides and mountain biking. Additionally, you can also enjoy rides, Park N Pipe that became a bobsled skating or “gets snow” complete with track and pipeline thriller.
Many tourists who come to Lake Placid for rock climbing in the Adirondacks Mountains. There are 46 peaks of the Adirondacks are known to be very extreme. For anyone who can conquer all obstacles to the top of the Adirondacks, then you can join the Adirondacks 46ers community.
Various events are also often held in Lake Placid, such as an annual event Lake Placid Ironman Triathlon, ESPN Great Outdoor Games, The Lake Placid, I Love New York Horse Shows held in North Elba Showground since 41 years ago. Then there are also multiple IWPA (International Weight Pull Association) which is a contest to encourage snowball giant, Annual Winter Carnival, Lake Placid Sinfonietta, The Empire State Winter Games held in Lake Placid every February, and finally there is the Lake Placid Ice Dance Competition held every July or August.
For those of you who want to go Lake Placid using public transportation, you can ride Adirondack Trailways, then get off at Lake Placid Station.