Dispatches from The Inn

Inside activity in Lake Placid in the Adirondacks

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Sometimes the weather in the Adirondacks just doesn’t cooperate the way you hoped.

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This is an original net and equipment used in the Miracle on Ice hockey game between the USA and USSR

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1980 Winter Olympic mascot Roni Racoon welcomes all visitors to the Olympic Museum

You’re in Lake Placid and planned a hike, or a day on the lake, or a round of golf. But Mother Nature woke up with a different agenda. It happens occasionally, but trust us, all is not lost. Remember, you’re in Lake Placid, site of two Olympic Winter Games. And when the weather is inclement, the Lake Placid Olympic Museum is a hotbed of activity for a nominal fee.

Open seven days a week all summer and fall, the museum is located in the Olympic Center. Use the box office entrance which leads to the museum door.

In this location you can re-live the memories of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games held in our village. There are displays throughout, ranging from the 1980 Miracle on Ice to Sonja Henie in 1932. A collection of torches hangs from the walls of the museum. You’ll also see a display of skates used in speed skating that span many decades.

While the weather may be a washout, your time spent in the Lake Placid Olympic Museum will be anything but. It’s a great educational experience and is not time consuming, located on Main Street less than a mile from Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa.

When you are done perusing the exhibits, just walk upstairs into the arenas for some lunch, or watch figure skaters in training, or hockey players perfecting their skills during the off-season.

When you’re finished enjoying these experiences, you might even hope for another rainy day.

 

 

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