Dispatches from The Inn

Hiking the Adirondacks


LAKE PLACID – If you ever wondered how popular hiking is in the Lake Placid Adirondack region, just take a drive down Route 73 any weekend from this point forward in the season. Drive slowly because the word is out – these mountains have become a mecca for hiking.

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Andrew Weibrecht: Updating the family man, Olympian

Andrew Weibrecht

LAKE PLACID – Andrew Weibrecht is best known to the world as a solid family man, a person giving of his time, an Olympic silver and bronze medalist, avid outdoorsman and having grown up in Lake Placid, one of the village’s greatest fans.

That pecking order, however, changed a bit last February when he and wife Denja, a Lake Placid schoolteacher, welcomed daughter Adalina into their world.

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