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Check Out These Brag-Worthy Adirondack Accolades & Awards

The Adirondack Park is a very unique parcel of land, and has been for hundreds of years. With 6 million acres there is virtually no limit on the enjoyment that can be found here. Hikingbikingwhitewater raftingpaddlingfishing & huntingskiing and snowboarding are just a few of the favorites across the area. See accolades below collected since 2010 from a wide range of credible sources.

Travel + Leisure Names Lake Placid as One of the Top 11 U.S. Towns for Fall Foliage

Travel + Leisure Magazine recognized Lake Placid for its fall scenery, yet again! From all the breathtaking views and unique ways to experience the gorgeous fall-covered mountain scenery, the Olympic Village of Lake Placid is the perfect spot to visit this fall!

Mirror Lake View
Photo Credit: (ROOST)

Lake Placid & Saranac Lake Recognized as Two of New York's Best Small Towns

Country Living recently revealed its list of "Best Small Towns in New York for an Idyllic Getaway," and we weren't surprised to see Saranac Lake and Lake Placid on the list, taking spots #2 and #8!

aerial view of lake placid
Photo credit: (ROOST)

3 Adirondack Communities Named in Top 20 Most Charming Towns 

Sure, Saranac Lake and Lake Placid may technically be villages, but that doesn’t make us any less excited to announce their placement–along with Lake George–in the top 20 of MSN’s list highlighting the “Most Charming Small Towns in New York State!”  

Aerial view of Lake Placid on a clear day
winter landscape in lake placid ny

The Adirondack Park was Ranked in the Top 1% of State Parks
2021 - Thrillist
Out of the 10,234 state parks that exist in the US the Adirondacks has been declared to be in the top 30 - that's the top 1% of state parks in the country.
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winter landscape in lake placid ny

Two of America's 50 Most Beautiful Small Towns Are in the Adirondack Park
2018 - U.S. News Travel
Although America is home to plenty of beautiful small towns, two of the best are located in the Adirondack Park!
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Fall foliage near Lake Placid

Lake Placid Named A Top Small Town For Leaf Peeping By U.S. News
2017 - U.S. News
Between scenic drives and fun ways to see foliage, Lake Placid is no doubt a leaf peeper's paradise. (Photo: Lake Placid CVB/ROOST)
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Close up of mountain biker about to hit the trail

National Geographic Names Wilmington In "America's 20 Best Mountain Bike Towns"
2017 - National Geographic
Wilmington made the list thanks to its 20 miles of singletrack added over the last six years.
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View from the summit of whiteface mountain

Whiteface Mountain's Wilmington Trail Named Best Hike In NY
2017 -
While there are a few ways to reach the summit of New York's 5th highest peak, the Wilmington Trail offers the most rewarding trip. (Photo: Luke Dow)
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Man fly fishing on Indian River during the fall

The Adirondacks Make Lonely Planet's "Top 10 Best In The U.S. Travel Destinations For 2017"
2017 - Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet noted a variety of reasons the Adirondacks are a top destination including many year-round recreational activities.
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Lake Placid Makes List Of "The Most Beautiful Towns In America"
2016 - Condé Nast Traveler
Lake Placid's rolling mountains and 2,173-acre lake caught the attention of Condé Nast Traveler. (Photo: Sara Goodrow)
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Skier grinding an edge at the terrain park on Whiteface Mountain

Lake Placid Ranked One of North America's 10 Most Authentic Ski Towns
2016 -
It doesn't get more authentic than being the only place in North America to host two winter Olympic Games. (Photo: ORDA/Dave Schmidt)
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mirror lake
Lake Placid's Mirror Lake Named One Of "6 Most Beautiful Lakes In The U.S."
2015 - recognized Mirror Lake's natural beauty and abundance of water-based activities. (Photo: William J. Gard)
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whiteface mountain
Whiteface Is One Of "25 Mountains Everyone Should Ski In Their Lifetime"
2015 - Business Insider Australia
Business Insider Australia cites the mountain's views, abundant of powder, and Olympic pedigree as reasons you must ski Whiteface. (Photo: ORDA/Dave Schmidt)
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saranac lake winter carnival
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Makes World's Top 10 Most Spectacular Cold Weather Festivals
2015 - Condé Nast Traveler
The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival was named one of the "Top 10 Most Spectacular Cold Weather Festivals" in the world!
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Lake Placid Named One Of 'East's Most Livable Ski Towns'
2014 - Liftopia
Lake Placid was named among the elite in Liftopia's compilation of the "East's Most Livable Ski Towns." (Photo: ORDA/Dave Schmidt)
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Lake Placid No.2 On 'America's Best Towns for Fall Colors'
2014 - Travel + Leisure
The foliage along the Olympic Trail scenic byway got Lake Placid recognized as one of 'America's Best Towns for Fall Colors.'
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Adirondacks Named Top Among 'Places To Go' By NY Times
2013 - The New York Times
The are Adirondacks named among the 'Top 46 Places To Go In 2013' a list that includes destinations from across the globe.
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CNN Names Lake Placid A Real-Life Wonderland
2012 - CNN
The article describes Lake Placid as a wonderful place for outdoor recreation surrounded by six million acres of the Adirondack Mountains.
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Trekaroo Names Adirondacks on 'Top 10 Things For Families To Do In New York State'
2012 - Trekaroo
Trekaroo names visiting the Adirondacks among the 'Top 10 Things for Families to Do in New York State.'
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Forbes Names Lake Placid NY One Of America's 20 Prettiest Towns
2010 - Forbes Magazine
According to Forbes Travel, Lake Placid NY ranks among America's 20 Prettiest Towns.
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