Let’s build a Flagstone Patio Sphere!

Let’s build a Flagstone Patio Sphere!

21 Aug 2017 0 Comments

For years we wanted to build a flagstone patio for our Adirondack chairs and fire pit area. The earth and dirt in Lake Placid is mainly sand, and the yard has a little trouble growing grass in certain areas. So this spring we decided it was time to build the patio! First, you have to find
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Summertime is for paddling!

07 Aug 2017 0 Comments

Summer is the perfect time for paddling around the waters of the Adirondacks! Our favorite spot to kayak is Lake Placid itself. It’s a massive lake (8 kilometers!) and is regulated by the river. It also has the most amazing forests and cliffs! Gorgeous! It took us about 6 hours to kayak the entire perimeter. If
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Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament

24 Jul 2017 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again! The 28th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse tournament takes over Lake Placid July 31st through August 6th. The tournament welcomes thousands of players and families from across the continent. In fact, over 230 teams participate! As tournament founder George Leveille says, “People come to the Lake Placid Summit to
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Ironman – Run till You Drop!

10 Jul 2017 0 Comments

The annual IRONMAN Lake Placid is one of our favorite events of the year! It’s coming up on July 23rd! Thousands of triathletes descend onto the village of Lake Placid each year to swim, bike, and run for IRONMAN’s second oldest American event. We love our Ironmen and Ironwomen! The course involves swimming across Mirror Lake, biking 112
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Daffodils for Life!

15 May 2017 0 Comments

This past fall, I planted 200 daffodils all over the yard! It was a ton of work because the bulbs need to be planted deep into the ground, at least 2-3 inches. I remember my forearms aching after that job. It took about 4 hours, too. And boy oh boy was it all worth it! Because
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It’s Yard Cleaning Time!

03 Apr 2017 0 Comments

With springtime there’s always Yard Cleaning Time! I love being able to finally enjoy doing yard work and sitting outside again. After a long winter, one of the first steps for cleaning your yard is racking. Make sure you’re got a sturdy rack – there are always a ton of branches, twigs and leaves, and they can be
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Snowshoeing: A Workout With A View!

20 Feb 2017 0 Comments

Get out of that February funk with some fun, healthy snowshoeing! Snowshoeing in Lake Placid is a workout with a view. Lake Placid has tons of scenic trails to choose from. Nye Mountain, Cobble Hill, Peninsula Nature Trails, Algonquin Peak, and Owls Head are a short drive from the cottages. (Owls Head is equally gorgeous in the spring and fall –
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Take a Mini Vacation this President’s Day!

06 Feb 2017 0 Comments

Who’s ready for another mini vacation?! Enjoy your upcoming three-day weekend this President’s Day by getting in all your favorite winter sports. Luckily, Mount Van Hoevenberg and Whiteface Mountain are super close to the cottages. You can cross country ski, snowshoe, downhill ski, and snowboard all weekend! The Adirondacks also offer opportunities to go ice climbing, snowmobiling, or even bobsledding if
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Get Your Skis Out! It’s The Lake Placid Nordic Festival

09 Jan 2017 0 Comments

Now that the holidays are over, we are super excited for the Lake Placid Nordic Festival to bring new cheer to February! Starting Friday, February 24th and going through Sunday the 26th, the Nordic Festival encompasses the Lake Placid Loppet, the Citizen’s Challenge Races, and festival and kids’ activities on the Sunday. The 50K Lake Placid Loppet is our favorite
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New Years: Time for a Fresh Start!

23 Dec 2016 0 Comments

Time for a fresh start! After all the Thanksgiving and Christmas indulgences, New Years is the perfect opportunity to wipe the slate clean. In Lake Placid, we’re usually lucky enough to have a fresh blanket of snow so everything seems new again. And the Adirondacks are a great place to kick start those New Years resolutions about being
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