If you are looking for a thrill ride this winter then you are going to want to head to Lake Placid and do some serious sledding. It's just two-and-a-half hours from the Capital Region to the Toboggan Chute, the longest in New York state!
This week over 1400 collegiate athletes are competing in Lake Placid for the 2023 FISU Winter World University Games. The site of two Winter Olympic competitions in 1932 and 1980 provided the perfect infrastructure for the international event. However, many of the competition sites and training areas needed drastic updating to be considered for such a high-profile winter sports event. In stepped the State of New York and the Lake Placid is shining with Gold Medals.
Hundreds of towns and cities across the United States go all out for Christmas every year. Some places put up impressive light displays, while others set up festive holiday markets. But there's one small town in our backyard that does Christmas better than anywhere else in the country: Lake Placid.
There is no place like Upstate New York in the winter. It is the most beautiful and even magical once the snow falls. There was a survey that landed two Upstate New York towns on the list as the prettiest to escape during winter months across the United States.
If you are looking for a thrilling ride this spring and summer how about riding the longest mountain coaster in the United States? Not far from the Capital Region, it runs to the bottom of Mt. Van Hoevenberg. It's the Cliffside Coaster in Lake Placid.
The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) was created in 1980 to oversee the facilities associated with the Olympics. They continue to make sure the facilities are purposefully reimagined to keep the communities and mountains enticing. Now they are involved in making a new ride at Gore mountain, the largest in the state.
Winter is here and there is nothing more fun, in my opinion than finding the biggest hill and going sledding on. You can get some serious sledding in just two-and-a-half hours from the Capital Region at the Lake Placid Toboggan Chute.