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Lake Placid Fun!

Mirror Lake, Lake Placid, New York
Who: Multi-age family group
What: Family Vacation
When: Spring
Where: Lake Placid, New York
Why: To spend time together

Our family visited Lake Placid for the first time and we found it to be an ideal vacation spot for a family with multiple ages and interests. We stayed at the Crowne Plaza Hotel that sits on the hill in Lake Placid overlooking Mirror Lake and multiple mountains.

The hotel rooms were clean and welcoming, and the main public space at the front of the hotel was wonderful. The big room served as a gathering place where you could order drinks, appetizers or meals. The hotel also had a pool, library, restaurant, and a great outside patio.

Crowne Plaza's Great Room
Just a short walk away there was a small beach and Lake Placid's Main Street which had multiple shops, restaurants, and a movie theater. Main Street also had a place to rent a large variety of water vehicles including canoes, kayaks, and paddle boats.

Our family took to the mountains and climbed small, but beautiful Mount Jo. Later some of our hikers ventured further to see a waterfall and swim in a mountain pool. The vast forested lands, waterways, and multiple mountains were beautiful and offered countless opportunities for adventure.

The view from the top of Mt. Jo
We didn't even visit the Olympic buildings and exhibits, but hope to at a future visit. The old time charm, proximity of all activities, and comfortable hotel made this a perfect vacation spot for a family with people of many ages. It's the kind of place where you can all stay at the same hotel or inn, engage in multiple activities alone or with each other, and then meet in the evenings for a good meal together.

I recommend.


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