WW #103: Things to Do in Lake Placid

Hello everyone and welcome back to my Weekly Wrap Up. Last weekend, Marc and I took our boys upstate to try skiing in Lake Placid, NY.

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First stop among the terrific things to do in Lake Placid, the Lake Placid Olympic Museum. Filled with tributes to the 1980 U.S. Men’s hockey team who historically wrestled the gold medal away from the Russians, the museum held our interest for a good hour. The boys loved watching that historic hockey game on video, exploring the other memorabilia, and learning more about the various Olympic winter sports including speed skating, figure skating, and curling!skisski museum DorothySwedenHere are some Opening Ceremony outfits from Olympics past. Cozy and patriotic.Opening Ceremony outfitsIn addition to being a great town, Lake Placid boasts one of the finest East Coast ski resorts. After a challenging time convincing my boys to layer up, we hit the slopes. The majestic views made up for cold winds that nipped our cheeks. Many runs and hot chocolates later, we ended our day contented and tired.  My favorite part of skiing is taking the chair lift with the kids and having the chance and time to chat with each of them individually.Lake Placid viewamazing view skiingski selfie view from family ski trip family ski tripWhen you have the opportunity to grab quality time with your kiddos, grab it. If things are getting stressful at home (as it does for us) get out of the house. Try taking a walk, hitting the park with a ball, getting out your bikes, whatever it takes. Find a way to create an adventure with your kids — you’ll bond over the memories you savor and then store.

Stay warm, and thanks for reading.


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  • Natalie

    I have skied in Colorado with my family, but I would love to go to Lake Placid to ski!

  • Outrun1986

    Lake placid looks great.

  • shellypeterson

    It looks so beautiful in Lake Placid!

  • shannon fowler

    This looks gorgeous! Ive always wanted to go to lake placid

  • cynthiac

    Lake Placid looks beautiful. I think I’d like it better in the summer because I don’t like cold weather.

  • Lisa Coomer Queen

    I have always wanted to go to Lake Placid. So pretty! Thanks!

  • Dana Rodriguez

    Beautiful photos. Looks like fun!

  • slehan

    Adventures are better than things for bonding with your kids.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  • Chelle

    What a blast!

  • Fiona N

    Your pictures look so beautiful 🙂

  • What fantastic pictures! Would love to do the same! ^_^

  • Richard Hicks

    Would love to visit there at least once!

  • rosannepm

    Love the shots with the blue skies Rosanne

    • Thanks! It was truly beautiful there!

  • Kirsten Kimball

    Thank you so much! Your pictures are beautiful.

  • Anita Kennett

    Very enjoyable to see this.given me great ideas.thanks for sharing.

  • Betsy Barnes

    Our favorite family vacations was to the beach. We enjoyed Myrtle Beach and Virginia Beach the most. Fun in the sun, amusement parks and museums!