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Adirondacks, Lake Placid, and Saranac Lake

The Adirondack region boasts over 3,000 lakes, 30,000 miles of rivers and streams, and a wide variety of habitats, including globally unique wetland types and old growth forests. The heart of the Adirondack Park is the Forest Preserve, which was created by an act of the Legislature in 1885 which stated, “The lands now or hereafter constituting the Forest Preserve shall be forever kept as wild forest lands. They shall not be sold, nor shall they be leased or taken by any person or corporation, public or private.” The state of New York owns approximately 43 percent, or roughly 2.6 million acres of land within the Park’s boundaries. The remaining private lands are devoted principally to forestry, agriculture, and open space recreation. The Adirondack Park is unique in its intricate mixture of public and private lands. About 130,000 people live here year round in its 105 towns and villages. The harmonious blend of private and public lands give the Adirondacks a diversity found nowhere else – a diversity of open space and recreational lands, of wildlife and flora, of mountains and meadows, and people of all walks of life. Info copywrite and referenced from apa.state.ny.us

Lake Placid is a village of 2,638 in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, near the center of the Town of North Elba and named after an adjacent lake. While the village is a year-round resort, it is likely most known as the site of the 1980 Winter Olympics, and particularly the USA-USSR hockey game, the "Miracle on Ice," when a group of American college students and amateurs upset the heavily-favored Soviet national ice hockey team 4-3 and two days later won the gold medal. The victory is sometimes ranked as one of the greatest in American sports history. Olympic Ski JumpsLake Placid also hosted the 1932 Winter Olympics. Along with St. Moritz, Switzerland and Innsbruck, Austria, it is one of the three places to have twice hosted the Winter Olympic Games. Lake Placid is well-known among winter sports enthusiasts for its skiing, both Alpine and Crosscountry, one of only three actual bobsled rides in the North and South American continents, the open skating on the Olympic Oval where Eric Heiden won his five Olympic Gold Medals, and one of the few places in the contiguous United States which offers dogsled and sleigh rides. Info copywrite and referenced from wikipedia.org

First settled in 1819, Saranac Lake thrived on logging and the guiding of the "sports." In 1876, the man who would transform the village, Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau, came to Saranac Lake to live out what he believed to be his last months. Dr. Trudeau suffered from tuberculosis. To his astonishment, the fresh mountain air in Saranac Lake restored his health, thus forming the basis for a curing regimen that established Saranac Lake as a pioneer health resort.

Today the Trudeau Institute, born of E. L. Trudeau's tuberculosis research, is one of the nation's leading biomedical research institutions conducting basic studies that combine expertise in immunology and infectious disease.

Visit the offical Saranac Lake Winter Carnival website

But that's only one part of Saranac Lake's vast appeal. The pristine lakes, evergreen forest, and nearby mountains that surround our village are enjoyable year-round. Miles of trails and waterways link you to the perfect vacation in Saranac Lake where you can hike, paddle, boat, swim, bike, fish, snowmobile, snowboard, ride horse trails all day - or just relax at water's edge. Golfers appreciate the variety of local courses, and families find trails for strollers, gentle sandy beaches, and lots of little summits for little hikers. In the evening, enjoy a lovely meal and settle into your comforalt="Adirondack Motel, Family Stays, Adirondack Vacations,Lakeview Rooms" title="Amanda's Village Motel" Adirondack lodging. Our vital downtown is a true community center, offering shops and services as well as year-round theatre, art galleries and exhibits, and free outdoor summer concerts.

So whatever your interest or passion, come to Saranac Lake and let the Adirondack mountain air rejuvenate your body and replenish your spirit. Info copywrite and referenced from saranaclake.com

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