While in Lake Placid with your loved ones in tow, you will find the Olympic spirit still alive and kicking. A lot of of visiting this beautiful destination is in timing your family vacation along with the region’s many sports activities-in conditions that help you savor Olympic experiences.
With loads of kid-friendly place to stay; delectable cuisines to titillate your taste buds and make your kids ask for more; host of outdoor as well as indoor activities to keep you all busy through the day and yes, natural bounties that have to be seen to be believed -Lake Placid proves to the perfect destination for your discerning holiday needs -and that of others with you too. Here we take you through a quick tour of interesting things to see and do in Lake Placid -take a look!
Tobogganing -this classic winter fun-filled activity is best enjoyed by your entire family in the 30-foot long wooden trestle toboggans that send you zooming across the frozen confines of Mirror Lake. Remember your childhood tales and jump into the bandwagon -you will love every moment of your time in Lake Placid.(image by Positively Cleveland)
If you are wondering how to go about the act, then take a quick lesson from local experts and go ahead with your desire to ride a bobsled–you may choose to keep a brakeman and a professional driver by your side as you thunder down the original Olympic track. Feel the adrenaline rush and gear up for an overdose of thrills and chills here-there is a lot of fun-packed adventure in store for you.
Dog Sled Rides
Take a cool dog-sled ride that helps you and your kids embark on a small loop in and around the frozen precincts of Mirror Lake. These sleds can leave from and drop you back to Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort-plan accordingly.
Ski Whiteface Mountain
Boasting of the most elevated vertical drop in the East, New York’s major ski destination at Whiteface lures travelers with reasons more than one. This mountain is the famed site of many Winter Olympic downhill sports and events. Here, ski rentals and lessons are easily available -both for adults and kids alike.
Your excited kids would love to go ice skating in the indoor/ outdoor rinks located at the Olympic Center. With plenty of fun filled and adventurous times in store, the frozen Mirror Lake also beckons with its many opportunities of icy sports-skating included. Here, you can find rentals easily available on-site…. Just go for it!
Lake Placid Skeleton Experience
Looking for more thrills? Olympic Sports Complex permits you to try various sports of skeleton and speed off at 30 mph, head first on an icy chute. Enjoy!
Be a Biathlete
A unique combine of rifle shooting and cross-country skiing, biathlon is an exciting Olympics sport that you can experience in Lake Placid. With lessons in place for beginners and adults alike, you simply cannot go wrong with your trysts. (image by Colorado National Guard)
Have a great family vacation!
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