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Visiting Lake Placid

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 ...