LAKE PLACID - Forbes Travel Guide says you should book your Lake Placid getaway now.
The Olympic village was among five communities named in a recent article by Sarah White in Forbes Travel Guide titled "Five Summer Lake Getaways to Book Now." The other were Lake Oconee Georgia, New York's Finger Lakes, the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, and Lake Geneva in Wisconsin.
The article didn't rank the getaways, but Lake Placid was mentioned first. White wrote that although Lake Placid is best known for hosting the Winter Olympics in 1932 and 1980, it also "comes alive in summer.
"The region's thousands of lakes and miles of rivers make for excellent kayaking and canoeing - even white-water rafting in the nearby Hudson River Gorge - and the surrounding peaks offer hikers a range of challenging trails with scenic overlooks," the article reads. "Lake Placid and the adjacent Mirror Lake are also famous for their fishing (rainbow and lake trout), and this year's warm winter meant the season got an early start."
White writes that in addition to being well known for the Olympics, Lake Placid also might be famous for the 1999 horror film of the same name about a giant, man-eating crocodile. The film, which starred Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda and Betty White, was actually set in Maine.
As for where to stay, White recommends "log-cabin luxury accommodations" at the Lake Placid Lodge, and she recommends dining at the resort's restaurant, Artisans.
White's article did not explain how the getaways or the hotels and restaurants were selected.
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