Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Lake Placid and High Peaks Resort, part 1

As I mentioned in the "Travelling Companions" entry, Geoff and I were in Lake Placid, New York from October 2-6th for a press weekend for travel writers, as guests of High Peaks Resort.

Fortunately, Lake Placid is within a day's drive (8 hours, including a lunch stop) for us from our home in Woodstock, Ontario. We crossed the border at Cornwall, ON and picked up Highway 37 heading south towards the Adirondaks.

old barns are beautiful and there's no shortage of them both sides of the border
when we arrived at High Peaks in Lake Placid (photo by Geoff) we found we were booked in one of the Waterfront Suites

it didn't take us long to settle in to our lovely room

PR's, the lobby bar with a cozy lodge feel
we were treated to a 1 hour boat tour (photo by Geoff) of Lake Placid - we had sunshine, rain and even momentary sleet!

one of the many "modest" and spectacular camps on the lake

I got a fix of one of my favorite trees, the Jack Pine

Main Street in Lake Placid is a great place to browse through shops, pick up souvenirs, find good deals in shops like Bass and Geoffrey Beene and to see young Amish men strolling around together on their afternoon in town

a view down Main Street

Lake Placid Middle and High School with the mountains in the background, did you go to a high school that looked like this? It looks more like a Supreme Court Building.

I could live with this view everyday

more downtown.............

and while I was looking at mountains, Geoff was taking this photo of some of the writers trying the bobsled run - which hurts more ice or concrete?

and then he was shooting with a camera while some of his peers were trying out one of the biathlon events

....and back to my quieter pursuit, watching a Loon on Mirror Lake just out from our room

another view of PR's - I could move into this room and live there.....

Friday evening the resort Chef, Chuck Brucculeri and his staff presented a four course dinner through a demonstration of the preparation of the meal. We were also educated on the choices of wines and the anniversary edition of Grand Marnier. The evening was divine.

The array of glasses for the wine tasting portion of the meal. So ended Friday evening.


  1. Wow! Great Pictures...what a weekend! Show me more..show me more!

  2. do you have any photos of the indoor pool and hot tub?