Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today encouraged New Yorkers to visit Lake Placid this summer to take advantage of the various activities and attractions that the Village offers.
"The North Country is home to world class attractions and features activities and destinations for visitors of all ages during every season of the year," Governor Cuomo said. "Lake Placid has so much to offer and I encourage New Yorkers and visitors alike to visit this gem of the Adirondacks this summer."
This weekend, June 3 and 4, nearly 1,000 mountain and road cyclists will gather at Whiteface Mountain to compete in both the Wilmington Whiteface 100K mountain bike race and the Whiteface Mountain Uphill Bike Race. Additionally, next Sunday, June 11, approximately 1,200 runners, some with dreams of qualifying for the prestigious Boston Marathon, assemble in Lake Placid to run in the scenic 13th annual Lake Placid Marathon & Half-Marathon.
Other events this summer in Lake Placid include:
· June 27-July 9: Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows
· June 28-July 2: Lake Placid Summer Figure Skating Championships
· July 9: Whiteface Sky Race Marathon
· July 23: Ironman Lake Placid
· July 26-29: Lake Placid Ice Dance Championship
· Aug. 6-14: USA Hockey Women's Festival
· Sept. 10: Ironman 70.3
Below is a list of attractions and activities available to visitors:
Lake Placid Bobsled Experience
Guests can experience the thrill of shooting down the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games' bobsled track. Led by a professional driver and brakeman, the Lake Placid Bobsled Experience gives adventure-seekers a chance to zip through the storied track's curves and straightaways, reaching speeds of more than 60 miles per hour. More information is available here.
This one-hour-long program allows visitors the chance to shoot at targets used during the 1998 Olympic Winter Games. The program includes safety instruction and tests the skills of guests as they shoot a real, competition-style x22 caliber rifle at targets 50 meters away. Visitors also have the option to participate in a paintball biathlon. More information is available here.
Located in Wilmington, Whiteface Mountain offers unparalleled skiing and snowboarding during the winter, but during the summer features spectacular views of the Adirondack Mountains, Vermont and Canada. Summertime guests can take the Cloudsplitter Gondola to the summit of Little Whiteface or can drive, bike and hike to the summit New York's fifth-highest peak via the Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway. The highway, predating the ski resort by about 20 years, is eight miles from the base to the summit of the mountain and is 4,867 feet above sea level. More information is available here.