LAKE PLACID – A Lake Placid autumn, with its changing foliage and crisp air, is inevitable. Yes, we’ve enjoyed a brilliantly bright, sunny and warm summer in 2018. And as I write this, we are getting more of the same. But eventually, this extended summer will sunset, but what gives rise beyond, we know, will be spectacular fall weather and accompanying colors.
Our blog this week is about the top 5 free activities in Lake Placid and vicinity.
For the better part of the past two centuries, people have been drawn to the Adirondack region to seek adventure and reap the benefits of the clean, mountain air. Since the mid-1800’s, men and women would travel from the southern reaches of New York State to hunt, fish, trek, canoe and otherwise take in the majesty of what has since become the Adirondack Park.
Later, as tuberculosis rates rose from urban industrialization, the Adirondacks became a haven for those afflicted, to heal their lungs away from the scourge of the industrial revolution.
Whether, for health or recreation, Lake Placid and the Adirondacks have historically been and continue to be, the ultimate destination for those looking to escape into nature.
Though some of the activities have evolved over the past 200 years, the spirit of finding time to refresh physically and mentally in nature has not. Let’s dive right in and take a tour of the top free activities in Lake Placid and its surrounds.
LAKE PLACID – Lake Placid fall festivals are just around the corner, and they all happen as our palette of colors are changing.
After the blues of summer and prior to the whites of winter, come the reds, yellows and oranges of autumn.
Cool nights and warm days seem to trip the switch, as each day we are seeing a bit more of this seasonal changeover. And as each day passes, we are getting closer to festival season.
If you’re planning a trip to the Adirondacks and the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, we suggest you put these Lake Placid fall festivals on your schedule.