LAKE PLACID – With winter falling further away in our rear view mirror, we turn out attention to Lake Placid summer events. The lineup in our town is never ending, so with no further delay, here we go:
June 9: Lake Placid Marathon and Half Marathon / Now in its 15th year, athletes from around eastern North America race against the backdrop of the region’s beautiful Mirror Lake, the Ausable River and surrounding Adirondack Mountains. It begins with a children’s run on June 8.
June 25-July 7 / About 45 years ago, the Lake Placid Horse Show first came to the village. A one-week event later became two with addition of the I Love NY Horse Show. A large field of horses, farms, owners, stable hands and more makes this an economic hit among Lake Placid summer events.
Lacrosse has grown globally. It’s now being considered for Olympic designation. Nowhere is that growth more evident than here in Lake Placid. We will host three events, starting:
June 29-20: High Peaks Summit Classic / This event was created due to the overflow of teams that could not get into the mid-season Summit Lacrosse Classic. But winners have the opportunity to gain entry into the SLC. There will be three divisions, including First Responders.
July 1-3: Summit Youth Classic / This is a tournament that balances competition with fun, off-field activities that enables the youngsters and their families the opportunity to experience Lake Placid and the Adirondacks.
Aug. 5-11: Summit Lacrosse Classic / This is the grand-daddy of them all with 25o teams, male and female, all age groups. It begins with high school action before working its way to adult teams and masters. Among Lake Placid summer events, this marks the 30th anniversary of the SLC.
Just prior to the lacrosse finale, Saranac Lake and Lake Placid will be the scene of the 46th annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament.
Aug, 2-4: Can-Am Rugby Tournament / Over 100 teams, male and female, will play on 13 fields in the two communities, with title matches set for North Country Community College on Sunday. For nearby Saranac Lake, it’s the biggest money-making weekend of the summer. The tournament dates back to 1974 with eight teams and now welcomes three generations of players in various age groups for men and women.
So as to not occupy all your time, we’ll stop now, but add more Lake Placid summer events later in the season, highlighting the two Ironman triathlons. All of these Lake Placid summer events are easily accessible from the Mirror Lake Inn.