Lake Placid – An Olympic Gem

Morse Farm fall 3 kbLake Placid’s claim to fame revolves around its role as host to the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. Surrounded by New York’s Adirondacks, this region offers vestiges of the Olympics and significant historical sites. Take the glass elevator 250-feet up to an enclosed observation deck of the Olympic Jumping Complex and Skydeck. See the Bobsled and Luge runs and Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum in the Olympic Center. Enjoy a narrated cruise on beautiful Mirror Lake. Visit the John Brown Farm which his family maintained while he fought his anti-slavery campaigns in the late 1850’s. See the small graveyard where he is buried after he was hanged by the Commonwealth of Virginia for treason and murder.