The Blackberry Inn
Travel Blogs from Lake Placid
It would have been a shame to miss a paddling opportunity after coming up to Saranac Lake. Otto kindly offered to take us to the Franklin Falls Flow - an easy and pleasant paddling experience. We passed the section of the river that has rapids for a mile or so - was it class 2 or 3?
We put-in at a state site and headed up toward the white water. Otto said he ...
... the ruined houses near the road which had stunningly beautiful ruined interiors. I marveled that the shingles looked better on some surfaces than my garage siding. The couple mentioned two houses in the wooded. We found one. It was a very large house and had lots of fallen pieces in it but also some intact cedar shingle siding. All in all, quite the discovery. All the time I had gone hiking in the high peak region, I never thought to check ...
We checked out of our hotel and went on a boat tour of Lake Placid. We enjoyed seeing the many "camps" along the lake -many with only boat access. The term "camp" is misleading as many of these are multimillion dollar properties. We heard the story of Mabel Smith Douglass who mysteriously drowned after boating only to be found ...
... to the Whiteface Adventure Center. Whiteface is a the 5th highest mountain in New York. We rode a gondola up to the bottom of "Little Whiteface". We spent time exploring there. Our final destination of the day had us heading to 4,295 feet (Oh no! Hoping for no altitude sickness for Mom!) to climb to the summit of Whiteface Mountain. We climbed the rocky Alpine Trail ...
... snooping through stores led to a dinner by Mirror Lake. Players sports bar has outdoor seating and while a little chilly-it was nice to sit by the water and have dinner. We watching the semi-final soccer game between Japan and England in Spanish (due to a TV issue). we're looking forward to sunnier skies tomorrow! ...
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