The Adirondacks in Lake Placid, New York
These pictures were taken in and around Lake Placid. I wanted to show the beauty the Adirondacks has to offer for all seasons. If you’re feeling adventurous and okay with getting a little muddy, you’ll be rewarded with landscapes like these.
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Basically, as long as you can put up with -20 degree winters and rainforest-like summers, you should be happy as can be. Lake Placid and the surrounding towns look beautiful all year round, although you have to like the outdoors and all types of weather to live here. Lake Placid is definitely a mountain town with a highly active community. There’s always people running after work and hiking on weekends. It’s the best place to get away and clear your head… or fall in love and stay forever.
My favorite tradition so far is to hike a good 12 miles in the high peaks, afterwards eating almost all the calories burned previously in pizza and beer. Guaranteed that will be the best damn pizza and beer of your life.
Lake Placid always has this charm about it. The main strip has this cozy ambiance. There’s always people smiling and laughing while walking around Mirror Lake which is in the middle of town. I love how active people are here and how varying the beauty of the Adirondacks can be. We might not have jagged, dramatic cliffs like the west… but the Adirondacks has its own allure.
There aren’t a lot of people here (~2,471) so moving here and trying to meet people can be a challenge. A lot of people complain about the weather. They obviously haven’t heard the quote “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.”
Through my travels around the US, it’s so rare that anyone knows of it in the first place! So beyond people never knowing New York had this wild side to it, I’d say people are surprised by how remote it is.
Chris Traeger from Parks and Recreation. Just so damn upbeat and active!