Visit Lake Placid for Extreme Outdoor Adventures This Summer

By AlpineZone News |
Jul 12 2012 - 01:47 PM

Summer Activities Kick into High Gear in the Adirondacks

LAKE PLACID, N.Y., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — This summer season, head to the Lake Placid region and get your fresh air and adrenaline fix. Offering unrivaled adventure—from rock climbing Wallface, the East’s biggest wilderness cliff to scaling New York’s highest peaks—the Lake Placid region is the perfect summer vacation destination.

Rock climbing in Lake Placid offers some of the country’s finest traditional climbing, summer mountaineering, and remote backcountry cragging, with a variety of challenges for climbers of all ability levels. Journey into the Adirondack wilderness and discover multi-pitch faces, steep granite walls, splitter cracks and lake cliffs —all amidst unbeatable mountain views.

Popular Adirondack rock climbing routes can be found on Avalanche Pass, Gothics, Noonmark and Rooster Comb. In the Keene Valley area, check out Chapel Pond Slab, The Beer Walls, Upper and Lower Washbowl, Creature Wall, Spanky’s Wall, and The Spider’s Web – among thousands more.

If hiking is more your speed, grab your boots and hit the trail. The Lake Placid Region is home to New York’s 46 tallest peaks and boasts the largest hiking trail system in the nation, with over 2,000 miles of marked Lake Placid hiking trails.

Select an easy day hike such as Mt. Jo, Pitchoff or Cascade or opt for a multi-day backpacking, peak-bagging adventure. For first timers, consider the John’s Brook Area, Marcy Dam, and Lake Colden areas. More challenging routes include the Dix Range, Santanoni Range, and Seward Range. Keep in mind that some of the overnight hikes include unmarked trails—do your research or hire a licensed Adirondack guide to lead your trip.

From the tops of mountains to the depths of the river valleys, enjoy rock climbing and Adirondack hiking adventures this summer. Choose among a variety of Lake Placid hotels and book a reservation today!

About Lake Placid, NY

Lake Placid is a four-season destination, offering diverse experiences, outdoor adventures, unique events and an ever-changing backdrop to complement your favorite activities. Enjoy the natural beauty, and embrace the timeless atmosphere in the heart of the Adirondacks.

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