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Photo Credit : Lake Placid Region            The Adirondacks

  Originally a hunting area for the Mohawk Indians, the Adirondacks are located

in the Northeastern part of New York state. James Fenimore Cooper's

The Last Of The Mohicans is set in 1757 in the Adirondacks. The area's population 

grew in size due to discoveries of rich iron-ore deposits and timber. Now, forever

protected this is no longer the case. The Adirondack Park is the largest park

and the largest state protected area in the contiguous United States, and the

largest National Historic Landmark.  In the 1800's the area became increasingly

popular with those seeking a cure or treatment for tuberculosis. 'Summer Camps'

or homes of wealthy American families, the Uihlein's, the Vanderbilt's, the Whitney's

also grew in popularity which began during the gilded age and continue in many cases

to present day.  Visited by artist, celebrities, presidents and the like, a real appreciation

of the rugged outdoors took hold. Lake Placid in particular may be best known as 

twice hosting the winter Olympics, first in 1932 and again in 1980.

 Lake Placid is approximately 280 miles from New York city and about 112 miles from

Montreal, Canada. The temperature can vary from a summertime range of 60-80

degrees, to -10-40 degrees in the middle of winter. There are numerous activities as

well as several points of interest.

Accommodations range from the modest to the more luxurious.