Adirondack Inspiration

Welcome to High Peaks Resort's official blog, where we'll share with you the best places to go and things to do during your stay in the Adirondacks. On top of all of our resort amenities, the Adirondacks are home to six-million-acres of wilderness – we want to help you explore the best of it during your stay at High Peaks Resort.

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Art in the Adirondacks

Whether it's listening, laughing, or watching, there is something magical about experiencing art with other people. While it might be known for outdoor recreation and sport, Lake Placid truly has everything you need, body and soul. So on your next visit to the Adirondacks add a little art to your itinerary!

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Lake Placid & Adirondacks Activities Guide

Summer Edition

With 6-million acres of wilderness, the Adirondack Mountains hold unlimited potential for adventure and with so many possibilities it can be hard to decide how to explore it all. To help you plan your experience we asked Ed Kanze, Naturalist and Adirondack Guide, what's special about summer in the Adirondacks.

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Learn to Fly When You Soar Over The Adirondacks

"Hands on your thighs, heels on the floor." These were the directions from Mike Wolford, seated in the cockpit of the single-engine piston Piper Cherokee. He was talking to my boyfriend, Stephen, who until we boarded the plane moments before hadn't been on one in decades and who would be the co-pilot for our morning excursion into the Adirondack skies.
 

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Spin Fishing on Horseshoe Pond

With hundreds of bodies of water in the Adirondacks and a huge variety of fish including landlocked salmon, brook trout, walleye, and northern pike, it is little wonder that fishing is one of the most popular recreational activities in the Adirondacks.

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Après Winter in the Adirondacks

Winter is over, the ice is out, and the Adirondack Mountains are waking up from their hibernation. While Lake Placid is a world-famous vacation destination for warm and cold weather adventures,  it's also the ideal spot for off-peak season adventures. Here's why!

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Lake Placid & Adirondacks Activities Guide

Summer Edition

With 6-million acres of wilderness, the Adirondack Mountains hold unlimited potential for adventure and with so many possibilities it can be hard to decide how to explore it all. To help you plan your experience we asked Ed Kanze, Naturalist and Adirondack Guide, what's special about spring in the Adirondacks.

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Four Easy Hikes to Get in Shape for Summer

If you're anything like me, no amount of snowshoeing could keep up with the rich foods I just couldn't keep away from this winter and my vitamin D levels are at an all-time low. Now that the ice is out, and the lower trails are starting to dry, I'm looking forward to playing outside.

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Five Reasons to Spend Presidents’ Week in Lake Placid, NY

The skiing and boarding is sublime.
Whether you're carving fresh powder, zooming down perfectly groomed trails, or warming up over cocoa in the lodge, you're in for an amazing ski experience at Whiteface Mountain.

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Winter Olympics - It's in Our Bones

 

For two weeks, every four years, the world comes together. We watch as athletes from nearly 100 countries realize the dream and devotion of a lifetime. As we cheer them on, we are inspired to reach for our own dreams, confident that with laser-focus and single-minded determination we, too, can achieve the incredible. Some will win, none will lose; hopefully, all will go to Disneyland.

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Lake Placid & Adirondacks Activities Guide

Winter Edition

With 6-million acres of wilderness, the Adirondack Mountains hold unlimited potential for adventure and with so many possibilities it can be hard to decide on all the things to do this winter. To help you plan your experience we asked Ed Kanze, Naturalist and Adirondack Guide, what's special about winter in the Adirondacks.

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Our 5 Favorite Pet-Friendly Trails for Snowshoes and Hiking

The Adirondacks are magnificent all year long but are especially magical in the winter when we include complimentary snowshoe rentals from our Guest Services desk (subject to availability). Want to know where to go to enjoy the most of your High Peaks Resort experience? These trails are perfect for all explorers from amateur to accomplished.

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Planning a Last-Minute Getaway to Lake Placid

If you've been playing catch up with all of your obligations for the past year, perhaps it's time to play catch up with yourself. There is still time for an escape to the Adirondacks!

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Self-Discovery on the Ausable River

As more of New York opens up and restrictions lift, if you're feeling like you have a whole new life to live, you're not alone!

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Explore Our New Look

Inspired by the centuries-old tradition of Adirondack style that blends the rustic landscape with the modern comforts, the newly renovated guest rooms in High Peaks Resort's main building bring the spirit of the Adirondacks to a fresh, contemporary Adirondack experience.

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10 Rainy Day Activities in Lake Placid, NY

Nobody wants to think about their vacation being rained out, but unfortunately, plans sometimes have to change due to unexpected weather. Rest assured, if it's raining in Lake Placid, there are still plenty of fun activities for you to enjoy! Check out our list of the best 10 rainy day activities!

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Birdwatching at Bloomingdale Bog

Bird watching has become one of the most popular sports worldwide. In fact, over 60 million people in the US alone take part in the activity. Join Anne as she ventures out to one of the Adirondack Mountains's most scenic birding spots with famed Naturalist Ed Kanze as she discovers the truly great past-time of bird watching and uncovers why this is your next favorite hobby.

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