In July 2010, we spent three days in the town of Lake Placid intending to day hike and visit several different areas. But with the exception of the first evening we were rained out so no hiking! We were rewarded with some wonderful mountain views that one evening and definitely intend to return to visit in the future.
We stayed at a delightful motel which provided a perfect, tempting view of the High Peaks as well as the Olympic High Jump towers. This quiet town even in mid July had small shops, a pretty park in its' center with a view of Mirror Lake and a friendly, local brew tavern which my husband quickly attached himself to! We ate some good sushi, walked in town, drove through the lakes area and absorbed Adirondack atmosphere.