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Region offers escape from city life

I came to live in Lake Placid for many of the same reasons that thousands of our annual visitors do to escape the city and enjoy the kind of small mountain town atmosphere that Lake Placid holds true. Visitors are also looking for something more, something substantive and genuine; after all, trying to get away from the daily bustle of corporate commercialism is why so many find themselves among us every year.

Our town is a destination not only for these yearning masses looking to be set free, but a place that can at the same time carry the sophisticated ambiance of larger resorts yet still adhere to its small-town roots.

Lake Placid offers that authentic mountain getaway. The Adirondacks are real mountains and we are a real town with, in most part, some key elements that many other mountain resorts lack. Take for instance, local businesses; most are family owned and operated, keeping alive that traditional American spirit of entrepreneurship and hard work. We werent manufactured overnight, and these small businesses reflect their mission in the strong customer services they provide. It is difficult to maintain this standing, but in the long-term striving to keep Lake Placid a real mountain town is what will ultimately differentiate us from other high-profile resorts.

Given that we are the gateway to the outdoors, our soul lies in the hills that surround us. Those seeking a backcountry challenge and the excitement of summiting a peak in one of the most unique mountain ranges in the world find their solace in the forests of the Adirondacks. The undeveloped and pristine landscape lends itself to individual exploration, where a hikers and backpackers can lose themselves figuratively, we hope - for hours or days at a time.

Our local business owners are what keep this spirit alive by providing true expertise and service to our year-round visitors. This chance to get in touch with the real outdoors, the real mountains, and our real town is what makes Lake Placid an authentic experience.

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