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A charming village in the Adirondack Mountains, famed for hosting the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, known for its ski jumps and ice rinks.
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Same distance as Lake George, but way better. The less-touristy Lake Placid is a little mountain town in the heart of the Adirondacks. The ADK's are filled with 46 high peaks (mountains at or over 4,000ft), and you can definitely hit one in a day if you wake up early and get back to Burlington late. If you have time for a beer, Big Slide is cool and has some bomb vegan options on their menu (yo vegan supreme veggie pizza). Distance from Burlington: 2 hours.
leah 3 years ago
Lake Placid Guides
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- leah (Leah Fishman) Hiking the 46 High Peaks of the Adirondacks is a goal for most outdoorsy New Englanders— myself included. Those who complete the monster task, AKA "46ers", are recognized each year. Are you nuts? Shoot your shot at becoming a "Winter 46er".
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- leah (Leah Fishman) Perfect for visitors who have an extra day to kill and locals who need to skip town (hey, college move-in week). I've lived in Burlington for 10 years, and these are my favorite day-trips between 40 mins-2 hours of BTV. From hikes and trails to breweries and swimming holes, here are my 10 favorite escapes.