Play in the Snow and travel to Lake Placid, Adirondacks USA #PerfectDayADK

If you can’t beat them, join them!

For me living in a cold and snowy area this has become my way of thinking. I can sit around and complain about the snow, or I can get up and go out and enjoy it! The winter months can be a lot of fun if you accept this way of thinking. They last long enough that there are so many great activities to get involved in like skiing, skating and sledding. Not to mention how pretty the snow is when it falls. There is no better time to snuggle up by a fire either!


For snow lovers there is a great place to vacation either on a romantic getaway or on a family vacation. Lake Placid, the location of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games  as well as 1932 has a long standing of winter activities and was America’s first winter resort.  Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New YorkThe Adirondack Park has over 2,000 miles of hiking trails; these trails comprise the largest trail system in the nation. Within the park are 3,000 lakes and ponds and more than 1,200 miles of rivers fed by an estimated 30,000 miles of brooks and streams. I am so glad to see this is within driving distance from me. Everything looks perfect for a winter family getaway. 

What would your perfect winter getaway look like?

A visit to this quaint alpine village in the midst of the Adirondack Park wilderness in winter can include a dogsled ride, shopping on Main Street, drinks at the pub, a thrilling slide down the toboggan chute, and skating on Mirror Lake!

My perfect winter getaway would include days filled with snow ball fights, walks along the lake with the family followed by a dog sled ride through trails. Then watching the stars above me just before going in to warm up by the fire and reading a good book. Relaxing while enjoying the beautiful surroundings with the ones I love most. I would also be sure to grab lunch at a cozy pub one day while out shopping on main street after visiting the spa in the morning.  A girl can dream!


I encourage you to embrace winter and join me in creating your perfect winter getaway with some fun and nature. An adventure awaits you and your family at Lake Placid. There are over 100 villages and towns within the park but no cities. It is the largest area without a city in the state. So you will feel all there is to experience in this vacation destination.

Winter activities in the area include

  • Hockey
  • Skiing
  • shopping
  • Dining
  • Ice climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • snowshoeing
  • Cross country skiing
  • riding



Something tells me one visit here and you will fall in love with winter! The cold and snow is here for a while still, so why not enjoy it?

Enter to win a fun winter getaway!

Head on over to Lake Placid and enter to win a winter getaway for two

The prize pack includes

  • a two night stay at the Best Western Adirondack Inn
  • Dinner for two at Smoke Signals
  • Day Pass for Two at the Olympic Sports Complex Cross Country Center 
  • NO transportation provided
  • Ends Jan 31st 2015 

Good luck!


Disclosure- This post is in part of the Triberr Play in the Snow campaign for Lake Placid Adirondacks USA. Although compensated, all opinions are my own 


  1. I have to be honest, I never thought of venturing out to Lake Placid before but after hearing about it and seeing these photos I have added it to my list. Thanks for sharing the contest, I'm off to enter.

  2. Lake Placid is one of my favourite areas in New York State – we vacationed there often as kid. Beautiful scenery – wonderful people and so much fun! Would love to take my kids there.

  3. turnipseedtravel says

    I've heard so many people recommend dog sledding lately -I had no idea I could do it so close to home. Looks like fun!

  4. this looks and sounds like so much fun! i never would have thought of going there but now i totally want to!

  5. thriftymommagogo says

    Lake Placid is a place I remember my aunt and uncle visiting and really enjoying the trip. They were skiers. I would consider it if there was some place super cozy to warm up afterwards.
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  6. That sounds like an amazing vacay!! What a beautiful town and so much fun things to do!! Heading over to that site now!

  7. This looks like so much fun!! I had never heard of it but it sounds like a place we would definitely enjoy visiting. So much to do!! I've always wanted to go dog sledding 🙂
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  8. I've always wanted to take a dogsled ride! Not too many snowy things make my bucket list but that's one!

  9. I didn't know Lake Placid had so many things to do in the winter. I've always thought of it as a summer time kind of destination but the dog sledding has sold me on future winter getaway there.
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  10. So many great things to do.. I have been looking into doing dog sledding.. It can be very expensive.

  11. Looks beautiful! Thanks for the heads up on the giveaway!

  12. wow, what great family fun you would have here

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