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Visiting Lake Placid

Locomotive fixed for fall finale

LAKE PLACID - The Adirondack Scenic Railroad's Halloween Train Ride has started running again, despite damage done to the locomotive earlier this month.Railroad volunteers at the Lake Placid depot discovered a problem Oct. 9 when they attempted to start the locomotive. Further inspection ...

Travel magazine says Lake Placid is ‘Best Town for Halloween’

LAKE PLACID (AP) - New York's Olympic village has a new moniker - the Number One Best Town for Halloween.The honor was bestowed on Lake Placid by Travel and Leisure Magazine in its October online edition.Among the attractions cited by the magazine were the 5K Zombie Walk, the Trek-n-Treat pub ...

Sochi send-off part of Flaming Leaves Festival

LAKE PLACID - The annual Flaming Leaves Festival is usually fun enough with athletes launching themselves off the 90-meter ski jump while on the ground below live blues bands play and ribs and burgers are being grilled. But this year, visitors will have an added treat - a salute to local ...

Beer options to double at Lake Placid Brewfest

LAKE PLACID - As if 23 breweries weren't enough to try, the beer selection at the Lake Placid Brewfest is set to double this year.This is the second year of the event, and state Olympic Development Agency spokesman Jon Lundin said the number of breweries participating will grow to more than 40 ...

Leaf peeper’s paradise: Fall foliage hits its peak in the High Peaks

LAKE PLACID - Visitors and locals will still be able to have a peak experience with fall foliage, although in many spots in the High Peaks, it is past prime time for leaf peepers.Vibrant colors are still visible in many spots in the Olympic Region, but in some areas, leaves are falling and ...

Whiteface to celebrate Oktoberfest this weekend

WILMINGTON - Organizers say Oktoberfest at Whiteface Mountain is a great celebration of the summer past, the autumn that is here, and the winter ahead."It's 22 years in a row of beer, brat and Bavarian culture," said Jon Lundin, spokesman for the state Olympic Regional Development Agency. "I ...

Essex Chains Lakes Tract now open for public recreation

ALBANY - Access to approximately 11,600 acres of lands and waters on the Essex Chain Lakes tract in the center of the Adirondacks is now open to the public for outdoor recreation for the first time in more than 100 years, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office announced today. Under an interim plan ...

Book chronicles the history of Hojos

LAKE PLACID - At its peak, Howard Johnson's operated more than 1,000 restaurants across the U.S., but now, only two remain: in Lake Placid and Bangor, Maine.A Boston-area author has written a book recounting the history of the restaurant chain that was released this summer."A History of Howard ...

RR plan derailed: North Elba quits plan for trail along rails

LAKE PLACID - The town of North Elba is abandoning plans to build a trail next to railroad tracks in the corridor between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake, and the town board is asking the state to get rid of the rails.Town Supervisor Roby Politi explained at Tuesday night's town board meeting that ...

Car show slated at the Olympic Oval

LAKE?PLACID?- The Lake Placid Ski Club has announced its 31st Annual Olympic Car Show and Parade will be held Sunday, Sept. 1 on the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid. The show is sponsored by Hoffman Auto of Lake Placid, Egglefield Ford or Ray Brook and Dragon Benware CPAs PC of Lake ...

New glade to be added at W’face Mt. Ski Area

WILMINGTON - Winter is right around the corner in the Olympic Region - believe it or not - and the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center will be giving skiers and snowboarders something to look forward to in the form of a new expert glade trail.The glade is the first new trail added to Whiteface in ...

Funk and Soul Night tonight at Mirror Lake Concert Series

LAKE?PLACID?- The Pines Inn Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series presented by Adirondack "By Owner" will host Funk and Soul Night with Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Mid's Park on Main Street in Lake?Placid. Admission is free.Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds is an ...

Spanish Harlem Orchestra to perform at the LPCA

LAKE?PLACID?- The Lake Placid Center for the Arts welcomes the Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra.This one-night-only concert will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10.Tickets are $18 for adults or $16 for students and seniors. Contact the LPCA Box Office at 518-523-2512 or purchase online ...

Rotary installs bike racks in village

LAKE PLACID - Thanks to the Rotary Club of Lake Placid, there are bicycling enthusiasts have added incentive to bike around the village. The club recently installed five bike racks throughout the area as part of it latest community service project.According to Rotarian Beth Brunner, the ...

Songs at Mirror Lake Series to host American Rock Night

LAKE PLACID - The Pines Inn Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series presented by Adirondack "By Owner" has announced the fourth performance in the seven week series, scheduled for Tuesday, July 23, as American Rock Night with Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. at Mid's ...

Super hero event to help support the Lake Placid Center for the Arts

LAKE?PLACID?-?Super heroes from near and far will converge upon the Lake Placid Club Golf House for an evening to support the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.From Lois and Clark to Spiderman and Catwoman, attendees will be sure to spend the evening rubbing elbows with super-celebrities as they ...