We would like to thank High Peaks Resort and its friendly staff for making this trip a memorable experience. Having 4 pools for all seasons and lake amenities make it an easy and accessible destination for families to have a great time in the property.
There is so much hiking for families in the Lake Placid area. The Saratoga Skier and family were our guides on the Big Crow hike, which for a short hike gives great views of Giant Mountain, Dix Range and Mount Marcy the tallest mountain in the High Peaks. The Saratoga Skier and family continued on the Nun-da-ga-o Ridge trail, which is a 6 mile loop for those wishing a longer hike. For more information on Big Crow and hiking in the area check out:
The Saratoga Skier’s Blog features first hand experiences of family adventures in the Adirondacks and beyond. Being a family of hardcore skiers, our families always have a great time on the slopes; they have also appeared in numerous Alba Adventures. We hope for more summer activities with our families in the near future. Thank you Saratoga Skier and family for introducing us to hiking in the High Peaks .
ORDA the Olympic Regional Development Authority of New York offers an Olympic Passport to purchase. The Passport allows you to visit the Olympic Sites in Lake Placid.
We chose Whiteface’s Veterans’ Memorial Highway, being that it is only accessible in the summer. We have skied Whiteface in the winter, and with the Slides rarely open, it gave us a rare opportunity to take in views from the summit. There is an elevator from the Castle, but check to see it is running beforehand. Otherwise the summit trail can be difficult for some.
We also chose the Olympic Jumping Complex. It is very unique because, there are not many of them and it is one of the longest in the US. Check out the training schedule to see when the athletes are practicing. When you take the glass elevator up the tallest tower, you can imagine the adrenaline rush, athletes have during a competition.
The Dam Duck Race is an annual community event organized by Lake Placid Rotary Club. We are still shocked that our duck came in 3rd out of 1500 ducks.