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The Lake Placid Region is famous for hosting the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. Lake Placid has also been host for a variety of world class events including , World Cup bobsled and luge, the Ironman Triathalon, international figure skating, Empire State Games and the "I Love NY" Horse Shows.
The Lake Placid region also offers visitors a rich variety of historic, artistic and cultural attractions.

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The Bobsled and Luge Complex- If you like rollercoasters, you'll love this. Take a ride down the bobsled run with professional drivers - open for rides June - Mid October. Open to see real bobsledders training in the winter months.
Visit John Brown's Farm the home and grave of abolitionist John Brown.
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Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails Peninsula Way, Lake Placid, NY Easy walking trails for the entire family but trails can be very rooty in places watch your step. Views of the water of Lake Placid.
Olympic Ski Jump Complex
Visitors to this year-round training and competition site can watch jumps off the towers or flips and twists into the pool (in season). Take a ski lift and then an elevator to the top of the Olympic ski jumps! The views are spectactular and you can stand right where the ski jumpers are before they make their jump!
Go Ice Skating - In downtown Lake Placid are several indoor skating rinks, so check out the times when it's open to the public and go skating! OR, you can go and see when the Olympians are training and you can watch! Either way, it's worth the trip!
Olympic Center Museum, located right on Main Street, should be on any visitors list when you are in Lake Placid. Several exhibits from both the 1932 and 1980 Winter are on display telling the story of the Olympics in Lake Placid. It is open daily from 10:00 till 5:00.

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We invite you to browse our exciting selection of winter and summer sports featuring everything from alpine skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, camping, kayaking, fishing and so much more!
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Explore the high peaks region online with our topo maps and get the latest Vermont and Adirondack weather. also features the most comprehensive business directory for the 6 million acre park including Glens Falls, Lake George and Saratoga Springs, plus great community links, educational resource pages and a special Adirondack Kids section devoted just to kids offering fun and easy hiking trails, family vacation activities and lots of neat kids stuff!

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"Like all great parks, the Adirondacks represent a microcosm and mirror image of the world's ecosystem. Our ability to successfully manage and protect this unique environment on a local level reflects to what degree we can succeed on a global scale.
In this respect, regardless of who you are or where you live, the earth is our shared park and its destiny depends on you."

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Lake George
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lake george, nyLake George, New York is famous for its beautiful body of water stretching approximately 32 miles in length and surrounded by the magnificent Adirondack Mountains. We invite you to take a virtual tour of some of our most popular travel destinations including the historic communities of Diamond Point , Lake Luzerne, Bolton Landing, Warrensburg, Johnsburg and the communities of Garnet Lake, Johnsburg, Stony Creek, North River, Queensbury, Schroon Lake, Glens Falls,Ticonderoga, and Chestertown.
The Village of Lake George is ideally located within the Adirondack Park and offers visitors a delightful year round vacation destination. Lake George is surrounded by the foothills of the southern Adirondacks and offers visitors a wide choice of hiking, backpacking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Lake George is a boaters paradise offering canoers, kayakers, fishermen and sailers over 32 miles of pristine waterways.


Lake George's main street is lined with an assortment of souvenir shops, galleries, restaurants, antique stores and waterfront hotels and motels. Visitors and shoppers alike can find a rich variety of historic, artistic and cultural attractions throughout the greater Lake George region.
Historic Fort William Henry, Lake George, NY
Fort William Henry was a British fort on the shores of Lake George, New York. It was built during the French and Indian War (1754-1763) and used as a staging ground for attacks against the French. The fort was named Fort William Henry after the King's grandson Prince William Henry, a younger brother of the later King George III. On September 8, 1755 the Battle of Lake George was fought between the forces of Britain and France. Its replica is now a popular tourist attraction.
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Adirondack Chairs, Log homes & Log Furniture
The Adirondack Chair is one of the most popular outdoor chairs in the United States. The chair incorporates design ideas used for many decades;featuring a rounded back and contoured seat & wide arms. Adirondack chairs are comfortable because the chair back inclines 30 degrees and is curved to fit your back giving excellent lower back support. Its deep, angled seat and broad arm rests, make the perfect place for a plate of food & drink.

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The idea of behind rustic furniture was to create interesting pieces using natural materials such as twigs and logs that would blend into a decor and not stand out . Rustic furniture makers today follow the age old tradition of using natural materials to create spectacular furniture and rustic decor pieces. Rustic furniture usually has no set line or angles. Each piece is individually crafted .
Once you have a log home with rustic elements you will want to continue that element with the furniture and decorations.
Finding beautiful log furniture, stairs and railings, and other pieces that will complement your beautiful log home is easier than you might think. Log furniture is naturally beautiful. You can see all of the character and wood grain of the logs used in every piece of wood furniture. Log furniture made with timbers, twigs and branches brings nature right into your home or cabin. From custom crafted twig furniture, stairs and railings to antler chandeliers, your unique rustic look is just a few clicks away.

Here you will find a wealth of information about Adirondack log cabin homes, log home floor plans, financing for log homes, construction tips on log homes, Adirondack custom log homes, log home photographs, and much, much more!

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Adirondack Shopping
There are literally hundreds of boutiques, stores, and galleries in the Adirondacks offering a remarkable selection of products! Everything from original handcrafted rustic furniture and handblown glass to tie dyed t-shirts and monogrammed coffee mugs!
In Lake George, shoppers can even find large factory outlets offering great bargains on name brand labels. For the more adventurous, there are many wonderful little shops and studios scattered throughout the Adirondacks in mountain villages like Saranac Lake and Old Forge. We invite you to browse our interesting selection of Adirondack on-line stores and boutiques. Enjoy your visit and don't forget your wallet!

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Adirondack Culinary Arts
The Adirondacks & the Lake Champlain Valley of Upstate New York & Vermont have long been known for their truly unique & varied cuisine ranging from fresh caught native brook trout cooked over an open campfire to world class dining at five star resorts. In the internationally acclaimed Olympic Village of Lake Placid, diners can choose from exciting restaurants with menus featuring everything from sushi and health foods to hearty homecooked meals. The Culinary Arts program at Paul Smith's College in the Adirondacks was founded on the principle of learning by doing. Many of todays local chefs learned their trade at Paul Smith's. Click here to learn more about culinary arts and fine dining in the Adirondacks.
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Adirondack Hiking
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The High Peaks Region in the Adirondacks is famous for its magnificant 46 peaks including Mt. Marcy, the highest peak in New york State, with an elevation of 5344' .The 46 peaks include the following mountains (listed in order of height): Mt. Marcy, Algonquin Peak, Mt. Haystack, Mt. Skylight, Whiteface Mtn,Dix Mtn. , Gray Peak, Iroquois Peak , Basin Mtn., Gothics, Mt. Colden, Giant Mtn., Nippletop, Santanoni Peak, Mt. Redfield, Wright Peak, Saddleback Mtn., Panther Peak, Tabletop Mtn., Rocky Peak Ridge, Macomb Mtn., Armstrong Mtn. ,Hough Peak, Seward Mtn., Mt. Marshall, Allen Mtn., Big Slide Mtn., Esther Mtn. , Upper Wolfjaw, Lower Wolfjaw , Street Mtn., Phelps Mtn., Mt. Donaldson, Seymour Mtn., Sawteeth, Cascade Mtn., South Dix, Porter Mtn., Mt. Colvin, Mt. Emmons, Dial Mtn., East Dix, Blake, Cliff Mtn., Nye Mtn., and Couchsachraga Peak. Click here for more information on the 46 highest Adirondack Mountains.

The Northville - Placid Trail
The Northville Placid Trail is a 133 mile walking / hiking path that goes through the heart of the Adirondack wilderness in New York State. The trail crosses the Adirondack wilderness by means of a low lying path. It has several trails intercepting it that head up the peaks, but the majority of the Northville Placid Trail cuts between the valleys and along streams.

The greatest number of high peaks in the Adirondacks (in a single location) rise majestically in the Keene/Keene Valley Region making this area a meca for hikers, climbers and other visitors who wish to experience the remarkable beauty of the Adirondack mountains. There are literally hundreds of trail heads located in the tiny hamlet of Keene including the trail to the summit of Mt. Marcy, the highest mountain in New York State.   

Saratoga Springs New York
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We invite you to discover Saratoga Springs
and explore the many famous landmarks including the 2,000 acre Saratoga Spa State Park which includes the Lincoln Baths and the Crystal Spa. Learn about the famous mineral springs and geysers and their ledgendary healing powers. Saratoga Springs gained renown as a resort town in the late 19th century, earning the nickname "Queen of Spas." Both are places where you can indulge in massages, mineral baths, and other relaxing treatments. The famed mineral spring spas continue to attract tens of thousands of visitors each year.

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New York State Correctional Jobs
There are many great job opportunities in the criminal justice field available right here in the Adirondacks. The majority of jobs in the New York State Department of Correctional Services are filled by Correction Officers, who are required to pass a written Civil Service exam and undergo extensive medical, psychological, and background checks. Correction Officer positions are located throughout New York State & the Adirondacksin various facilities of the Department of Correctional Services. Correction Officers are responsible for the custody and security as well as the safety and well being, of criminal offenders in State Correctional Facilities.
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Great Trips in the Adirondacks!
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The Village of Saranac Lake is located in the heart of the magnificent High Peaks Region of the Adirondacks and is famous for its many beautiful lakes and streams including the Upper, Lower and Middle Saranac Lakes,Kiwassa Lake, Oseetah Lake, Lake Flower and Upper and Lower St. Regis Lakes. These waters offer some of the finest fishing in the country and are home to many native species of trout, bass and pike. The Saranac Lake region offers visitors a rich variety of historic, artistic and cultural attractions.

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The history of the Adirondacks has been shaped and influenced by many powerful forces. Logging, mining, farming, tourism and even medicine have all played a major role in the development of the region. In the early 1800's, towns like St. Regis, Paul Smiths and Old Forge sprang up taking advantage of the vast timber resources and iron ore deposits. In the central Adirondacks, pioneers cleared the large tracts of land for farming creating the first settlements. And beginning in the late nineteenth century, the Adirondacks became a popular destination for the rich and famous. Known as the "Gilded Age", this period is famous for the construction of huge rustic compounds called Great Camps. We invite you to learn more about the history of the Adirondacks by visiting the many museums and historic sites. click here to visit www. Adirondack Museums .com


Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks
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The Wild Center, and its new Wild Walk- an elevated trail across the treetops - is an all-day attraction, including 81 - acres of outdoors, a 54,000 - square-foot museum with movies and live animals, guided canoe paddles, and hands-on everything.
Please join us to get immersed in your wild world. You can experience the Wild Walk now! A trail across the treetops. Wander up a trail of bridges to the treetops of the Adirondack forest. Explore a four-story twig tree house filled with animal tales, hang out high above the ground on a giant spider's web or perch in a full-sized bald eagle's nest high over the forest. Wild Walk gives you new and lasting perspective on the wild world. There are swimming otters, terrific engaging exhibits and plenty to explore outside and inside at the Center. The award-winning Center houses great exhibits including live exhibits and multi-media shows. There are theaters with high definition films, plenty of hands - on activities and hundreds of live animals from rare native trout, to porcupines, hawks, and many other often hard-to-see residents of the woods and waters
The Wall Street Journal called it 'glorious' and the New York Times said it was 'stunning' . This new kind of museum, spread over 81 acres, is an Adirondack 'must see' according to USA Today. Designed by the firm that created Washington DC's Air and Space Museum, the Center features live exhibits, including splashing river otters, a wide screen theater and tons of hands on exhibits.

This is a museum where the wild world of the Adirondacks opens right before your eyes. This interactive museum opened its doors in 2006. The Wild Center will let you experience the Adirondacks in ways you never thought possible. Take a tour, check out our living exhibits. Admission fee. The Wild Center has exhibits indoors and out. The Museum's collection is not stored in vaults; it spreads across all six million acres of the Adirondacks. The Wild Center is a place to explore that living breathing collection.

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