LAKE PLACID - What are some of the places you should see before you die?
One of them is the Adirondacks, according to Patricia Schultz, author of "1000 Places to See Before You Die."
In Schultz's second edition of her No. 1 New York Times bestseller travel book she added 200 new locations to visit, including the Adirondacks where she specifically mentions visiting Lake Placid.
In the entry titled 'The Adirondacks" she describes Lake Placid as a "picturesque village," home to the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, that "maintains its role as 'Winter Sports Capital of the World'" with professional athletes coming from all over to train at its indoor and outdoor facilities.
Schultz mentions that amateur athletes and outdoor enthusiasts can also take advantage of what the Adirondacks have to offer by going canoeing, kayaking or fishing at one of its many lakes; camping in the largest park in the United States, the Adirondack State Park; and hiking and skiing the Adirondack High Peaks, including Whiteface Mountain.
In each entry, Schultz lists the hotels, restaurants and other local places worth a visit. For the Adirondacks, she listed the Lake Placid Lodge and Mirror Lake Inn, located in Lake Placid; The Point, located in Saranac Lake; the Adirondack Museum, located in Blue Mountain Lake; and Whiteface Mountain, located in Wilmington, as the places to go.
She recommends visiting the area either in mid-September for the Rustic Furniture Fair held at the Adirondack Museum or in September into October to see the area's fall foliage.