To Lake Placid and a resort that gets it right for families
Navigating the pines at The Wild Center

To Lake Placid and a resort that gets it right for families

I like to see a resort get it right and, I think, the Whiteface Lodge does. The 94-suite resort is spread out over 40 acres reminiscent of the historic “camps” of the Adirondacks with rough-hewn logs, big stone fireplaces, oversized leather furniture and whimsical décor evoking the outdoors.

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The amazing sights you see in and around Lake Placid, NY
Massou Traore enjoying the summit of Whiteface Mountain

The amazing sights you see in and around Lake Placid, NY

Fourteen year old Massou Traore spreads out her arms and looks skyward. She feels like she’s on top of the world. Well, not quite. She’s 4,867 feet on top of New York State to be exact—on top of Whiteface Mountain. Pretty amazing to a kid from the Bronx.

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Whiteface Lodge: a summer camp for families in Lake Placid, NY
Touring Lake Placid by boat with Whiteface Mountain in background

Whiteface Lodge: a summer camp for families in Lake Placid, NY

I like to see a resort get it right and I think The Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, NY does. Sure the place is expensive—a two bedroom unit in peak season can be upwards of $900 a night—but I can’t even count all the activities that are included

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Four days in the Adirondacks begins with a stop at Fort Ticonderoga
Fife and Drum Corps performing at Fort Ticonderoga

Four days in the Adirondacks begins with a stop at Fort Ticonderoga

All summer and into the fall, there are Soldier’s Life programs, family hands-on activities and Fife & Drum Corps performances. We’re immersed in the year 1755 when French soldiers began construction of the Fort, called Fort Carillon. Ticonderoga, we learn, in the Native language was “The place Between the Great Waters.”

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