Monday, April 2, 2012

A Lake Placid Spring

The Alpine village of Lake Placid, NY is stunning in its natural majesty. In simply taking a walk around the quaint downtown, one can become mesmerized by the astounding beauty of the place.

It is a true dream. The juxtaposition of the mountains and the still waters is almost too much for the eyes to behold. I found a great peace just being in the presence of such supreme artistry and elegance.

There are many wonderful places to stay while here, from rugged hotels right in the mix of things downtown,

To cozy cottages a few steps up the hill.

Everywhere seems to have awesome views and the Lake poses for you at every turn.

There are actually two Lakes in town, Lake Placid proper and Mirror Lake. Mirror Lake gets its name from the cool reflection it captures of the mountains and sky that surround it.

The food here is outstanding, too. You can buy ready made organic and delicious meals, or ingredients to prepare it yourself at Green Goddess Natural Foods.

Or you can take a drive down the mountain to nearby Keene

And sample the artfully prepared food at ADK Cafe.

I relished in their special Spinach with Hummous, Taboulleh and Quinoa salad!

For freshly made organic hot soups and sandwiches, check out Green Point Foods.

Shopping apres-ski is a big pastime here in Lake Placid and the boutiques are quite eclectic and unique.

 I just loved the DartBrook Rustic Goods shop.

Even better, head to the local library and take in this view while perusing their curated selection of books, magazines and films.

The cool, clear mountain air is excellent for your skin. To help it along have a nice European facial at Martina's.

And if you love Ben and Jerry's ice cream which comes from just up the road in Vermont. Here, you can have your fill.

Take it back to your hotel and watch the sky light up just after sunset.


  1. It was so nice to meet you yesterday at the Earth Day event! If this weather clears up before you leave, I would love to take a walk around the lake with you or show you some different trails that you may not have found yet. I hope Nadalia (I am sure I spelled that wrong??) is settling in well at NCS-- it is a great school.

    Amy Quinn- Patrick and Kevin's mom
    (my email is anq1970 at gmail dot com)

  2. Hi Amy! So wonderful to meet you, too. Discovering new trails sounds perfect, as I've been curious about all the hidden little areas surrounding the town. Ndali is adjusting quite well to NCS, thank you. I'll email you so we can arrange a time to get together. See you again soon. Peace, Sia



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