Classic Adirondacks

Lake Placid Lodge, New York

Jul 13, 2005
Outside Magazine
Lake Placid Lodge

   Photo: courtesy, Lake Placid Lodge

Emulate the likes of Teddy Roosevelt and relax in Great Camp style in the Adirondacks. Lake Placid Lodge, situated on the shore of its namesake, on the northern edge of six-million-acre Adirondack Park, has got R&R dialed. You'll sleep on feather beds with hand-sewn Egyptian and Belgian cotton sheets, dine on Continental cuisine made from local ingredients, and bask in the beauty of the mountains. Bike or hike 15 miles to the hamlet of Keene on the Jack Rabbit Trail, through forests of birch, Scotch pine, oak, and maple. Or stay close to home and canoe Lake Placid. The best thing about this 17-room lodge and its 17 log cabins is that you'll never grow bored with lounging. You've got your choice of venues: around the bonfire at night, on the expansive lakefront porch at dusk, or in your cabin—on Adirondack twig furniture—long into the morning. Doubles from $400, including breakfast; 877-523-2700,

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