5828 Cascade Road
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Phone: (518) 523-2817
Fax: (518) 523-4160
Located near Averyville Road, the Chubb River is a river that is unlike all other water bodies in the region. Paddle through the river and witness spectacular views as you cross each mile of it. The river measures upto four miles and is the best way to experience a different kind of wilderness. While paddling, you might stumble upon some beaver dams en route to the destination. All in all, a visit to this beautiful river is a must if you are in Lake Placid!
The Herb Brooks Arena (formerly known as the Olympic Center) is where one of ice hockey's greatest moments took place. The arena was home to the USA vs. USSR match at the 1980 Olympics and the USA pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the games. After Brooks' death in 2003, the Olympic Center was renamed in his honor. The impressive facility is composed of four skating rinks and hosts a variety of events throughout the year at this 7700-seat venue.
Overlooking the Mirror Lake, Mid's Park is an expanse which welcomes the locals of Lake Placid to lie on their lush green grass and enjoy the stellar view of the pristine waters of the lake. The park also serves as an ideal spot for picnic lunches on lazy summer days. It also has a small stage set up on the bank of the lake, which hosts music events and gigs from time to time.
Located near Lake Placid, John Brown's Farm is the home where John Brown and his family had lived and has been maintained the way it was, as a significant part of history. John Brown being an iconic figure in the American history, his family home is now a popular and frequently visited site for locals and tourists alike. This place can be a nice site for a family outing and also to learn more about his history. The home looks upon a charming lake and the surroundings are well-kept and spectacular. You can even find some nice hiking trails to embark upon. This place is definitely worth a visit when the leaves bloom completely, thus rendering a marvelously picturesque visual!
With mountains as the backdrop and beautiful trees surrounding it, the Mirror Lake is a headway for you, if you're looking for some time to reconnect with nature at its best. You can choose a nice picnic spot by the side of this lake and enjoy a quiet lunch all by yourself or with some intimate friends. In the evenings or during the early hours of morning, you will find yourself in the company of fellow denizens who come to the lake for a peaceful walk. Do try boating at this lake, to experience the complete beauty of this beautiful water body.
Established in 1883, this full service library houses an excellent collection of rare books related to the history of Lake Placid and the Adirondack region plus features a large selection of fiction and nonfiction books, videos, audiocassettes, and reference materials. They also feature displays of works by local artists, a children's story hour, and a computer lab.
Tour the maple syrup production and then try some while you are at this field station that has a sugar bush of approximately 4,000 taps, as well as over 200 acres of forest which provide an outdoor laboratory for the study of forest management and health.
This world-renowned track is where top-class athletes hurtle along the mountain at break-neck speed in the hopes of setting a new record. Mount Van Hoevenberg Olympic Bobsled Run is a top-notch facility that has played host to bobsleigh, luge and skeleton competitions in the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. If the adrenalin rush of watching athletes zoom past you is too hard to resist, you can even experience what its like with an actual bobsleigh ride with a professional.
Located in the Adirondack Mountains, Mt Van Hoevenberg is a popular spot among tourists for cross country skiing. Every year at the time of winter, it witnesses hordes of people who want to try out skiing and some other outdoor activities at this beautiful spot. The peak season is when this place is the loveliest however, during the other months of the year, the mountain is surrounded by breathtaking views that are colorful and immensely picturesque.
Visit the mountain retreat of the famous author who called the Saranac area his "Little Switzerland in the Adirondacks."
The library serves the greater Saranac Lake Community with Internet access, children's programs, art shows, the Charles Dickert Memorial Wildlife Museum, and the William Chapman White Adirondack Research Center.
A full-size, handcrafted carousel housed in a year-round pavilion with space for programs and special events.