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Encyclopedia > Lake Placid, New York
The lake after which the village is named

Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 2,638. Lake Placid is named after this adjacent lake: Lake Placid. Lake Placid may refer to: Lake Placid, New York, site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics Lake Placid (New York), a lake near the New York village Lake Placid, Florida, a town in Florida Lake Placid, Queensland, a suburb of Cairns, in far northern Queensland, Australia Lake Placid (Texas... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 453 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 580 pixel, file size: 166 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photographed by Flickr user BalaSub 2006-09-03 [1]. File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 453 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 580 pixel, file size: 166 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photographed by Flickr user BalaSub 2006-09-03 [1]. File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... The Adirondack mountain range is located in the northeastern part of New York that runs through Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, St. ... Essex County is a county located in the state of New York. ... “NY” redirects here. ... The body of water called Lake Placid is in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York in the USA. It is approximately 2,170 acres, and has an average depth of about 50 feet. ...


The Village of Lake Placid is near the center of the Town of North Elba and is southwest of Plattsburgh. North Elba is a town located in Essex County, New York. ... Nickname: Location of Plattsburgh within the state of New York Coordinates: , County Clinton County, New York Government  - Mayor Donald Kasprzak Area  - City 17 km²  (6. ...

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Olympic History

While the village is a year-round resort, it is likely most known as the site of the 1980 Winter Olympics, and particularly the USA-USSR hockey game, the "Miracle on Ice," when a group of American college students and amateurs upset the heavily-favored Soviet national ice hockey team 4-3 and two days later won the gold medal. The victory is sometimes ranked as one of the greatest in American sports history. The 1980 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIII Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1980 in Lake Placid, New York, United States of America. ... The 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team celebrates the goal that led them to victory over the USSR. The Miracle on Ice is the popular nickname for the mens ice hockey game in the 1980 Olympic Winter Games, in which a team of amateur and collegiate players from the... The Soviet national ice hockey team, or USSR national ice hockey team (Russian: Сборная СССР по хоккею с шайбой) was the most dominant amateur hockey team in international play between 1954 and 1991. ...

The "Miracle on Ice" Arena today.
The "Miracle on Ice" Arena today.
Olympic Ski Jumps
Olympic Ski Jumps
Another view of the Ski Jumps.
Another view of the Ski Jumps.

Lake Placid also hosted the 1932 Winter Olympics. Along with St. Moritz, Switzerland and Innsbruck, Austria, it is one of the three places to have twice hosted the Winter Olympic Games. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 588 pixel Image in higher resolution (1912 × 1406 pixel, file size: 777 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 588 pixel Image in higher resolution (1912 × 1406 pixel, file size: 777 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2288x1712, 765 KB)Bold text== Summary == Dan Carmichael Tupper Lake, NY i like eggs File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2288x1712, 765 KB)Bold text== Summary == Dan Carmichael Tupper Lake, NY i like eggs File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 285 pixelsFull resolution (2556 × 912 pixel, file size: 316 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 285 pixelsFull resolution (2556 × 912 pixel, file size: 316 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The 1932 Winter Olympics, officially known as the III Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1932 in Lake Placid, New York, United States. ... St. ... Innsbruck City Center Innsbruck and Nordkette from south Innsbruck (population 120,000) is a city in western Austria, and the capital of the Tyrol province. ... An athlete carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games are a winter multi-sport event held every four years. ...


History

Lake Placid was founded in the early 1800s to develop a mining operation based on iron ore discovered nearby. By 1840, the population of "North Elba" (four miles south-east of the present village near where the road to Adirondack Lodge crosses the Ausable River) consisted of 6 families. In 1845, Gerrit Smith arrived in North Elba. He not only bought up a great deal of land around the village, he also granted large tracts to his slaves, reforming the land law and reflecting his support of Abolitionism. For other uses, see Iron (disambiguation). ... This English poster depicting the horrific conditions on slave ships was influential in mobilizing public opinion against slavery. ...


The abolitionist John Brown heard about Gerrit Smith's reforms, and left his anti-slavery activities in Kansas to buy 244 acres (1 km²) of land, which later became known as the "Freed Slave Utopian Experiment," Timbucto. Upon his execution in 1859, John Brown asked to be buried on his farm, which is preserved as John Brown Farm State Historic Site. // John Brown may refer to several people, most famously the abolitionist: John Brown (abolitionist) (and the related song John Browns Body). ...


As leisure time increased in the late 19th century, Lake Placid was discovered by the rich and famous, drawn to the fashionable Lake Placid Club. Melvil Dewey, inventor of the Dewey Decimal System, designed what was then called "Placid Park Club" in 1895 and inspired a village name change, to Lake Placid. He is also sometimes credited with introducing recreational winter sports such as skiing and bobsledding to the United States, or at least helping to popularize them. In actuallity, Winter Sports such as Kresta, Ski Jumping, Curling and Ice Skating were introduced to neiboring Saranac Lake for many years prior. The first International Winter Sporting Event in Saranac Lake was held in 1889. The Lake Placid Club was also the headquarters for the International Olympic Committee which brought the 1932 and the 1980 Winter Olympics to Lake Placid. The Lake Placid Club was a social and recreation club founded in 1895, in Lake Placid, New York. ... Melvil Dewey (December 10, 1851–December 26, 1931) was the inventor of the Dewey Decimal Classification system for library classification. ... The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC, also called the Dewey Decimal System) is a system of library classification developed by Melvil Dewey (1851–1931) in 1876, and since greatly modified and expanded in the course of the twenty-two major revisions which have occurred up until 2004. ... Cross-country skiing (skating style) in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. ... Bobsleigh is a winter sport in which teams make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked purpose-built iced tracks in a gravity-powered, steerable sled. ... The 1932 Winter Olympics, officially known as the III Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1932 in Lake Placid, New York, United States. ... The 1980 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIII Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1980 in Lake Placid, New York, United States of America. ...


Lake Placid became an incorporated village in 1900. Äž: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ...


Location

Lake Placid is located inside the Adirondack Park. The Adirondack Park, is a large state park in northeast New York. ...

View of Mirror Lake from town
View of Mirror Lake from town
Another view of the lake
Another view of the lake

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Recreational Opportunities

Lake Placid is well-known among winter sports enthusiasts for its skiing, both Alpine and Crosscountry, one of only three actual bobsled rides in the North and South American continents, the open skating on the Olympic Oval where Eric Heiden won his five Olympic Gold Medals, and one of the few places in the contiguous United States which offers dogsled and sleigh rides. Eric Arthur Heiden (born June 15, 1958) is an American speed skater who won all the distances and thus an unprecedented five gold medals at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York, United States. ...

The Olympic Cauldron
The Olympic Cauldron

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Whiteface Mountain

Located on Route 86 in Wilmington, NY, it is about 13 miles (21 km) from Lake Placid. Whiteface Mountain is one of the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains, located near Lake Placid, New York. ...


Whiteface Mountain's summit is at 4,867 feet, with lift-serviced terrain from 4,386 ft. and hike-to terrain from 4,650 feet. With a base elevation of 1,220 feet, Whiteface boasts the greatest vertical drop in the east at 3,430 feet. Its neighbor, Little Whiteface, tops in altitude at 3,676 ft. Whiteface has a total of 18 miles (29 km) of ski terrain spread out over 76 trails. 220 acres (0.9 km²) of skiing area include the "The Slides", 35 acres of true expert extreme adventure terrain. A new 13 acre terrain park was added in 2000-1 with ramps, rails, and pipes.

Another view of the Lake Placid bobsled run.
Another view of the Lake Placid bobsled run.

Whiteface features some of the most difficult skiing and snowboarding terrain in the United States, made even more enjoyable by the lovely weather that the mountain usually experiences for most of the winter. The ski trials receive plenty of southern exposure often causing ice to form and subtle breezes often blows snow off the trails and ice is a reoccuring problem. As a result, the mountain is commonly known as "Iceface". There is also a separate area for beginners known as Kids Kampus. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 494 pixelsFull resolution (1912 × 1180 pixel, file size: 423 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 494 pixelsFull resolution (1912 × 1180 pixel, file size: 423 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...


In summer, Whiteface Mountain also features gondola rides, mountain biking, and the Veteran's Memorial Highway, which allows vehicle access almost to the top of the mountain, for a panoramic view as far as thirty miles. An elevator can take even those with mobility challenges to the very top.


Hiking

Lake Placid is an excellent base from which to tackle the forty six High Peaks in the Adirondack Mountains, the successful completion of which enables the hiker/climber to join the Adirondack Forty-Sixers.


Golf

The Barons of the Gilded Age who loved to play in Lake Placid brought their favorite game with them. Lake Placid built its first golf course in 1898, one of the first in the United States. Because of this history, Lake Placid still has the most golf courses of any area in the Adirondacks, many of them designed by famous golf course architects such as John Van Kleek, Seymour Dunn, Alexander H. Findlay, and Alister MacKenzie. The geographic features of the Adirondacks were considered reminiscent of the Scotland mountains where the game was invented, and thus a fitting canvas for original play, or "mountain golf."


Fishing

Lake Placid is near the West Branch of the Au Sable, a well-known stretch of river for fly fishing. Over six miles (10 km) of the West Branch is year-round catch-n-release artificial lures-only water.


Events

  • Since 1999 it has been a site for the annual Ironman Triathlon, one of only 6 official Ironman Triathlons to be held in the continental US.
    2006 Ironman - Lake Placid, NY
    2006 Ironman - Lake Placid, NY
  • ESPN's Great Outdoor Games were inaugurated there in July of 2000.
  • The Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows have been held at the North Elba Showgrounds for the past 37 years.
  • It is also the location of sports training facilities, especially those for winter events.
  • Each year, (in nearby Saranac Lake, New York) there will be the Annual Winter Carnival, one of the oldest Winter Carnivals in the country complete with an Ice Palace.
  • Lake Placid is also home to the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, a professional summer chamber orchestra that has existed since 1917 and offers concerts lakeside.

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Education

Post-Secondary Education


North Country Community College The North Country Community College is located in Saranac Lake, New York and services Franklin and Essex Counties and is the only public college located within the Adirondack State Park. ...


Primary & Secondary Education


In Lake Placid, public education is administered by the Lake Placid Central School District.


Lake Placid is home to five private schools:

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Trivia

The Olympic Bobsleigh run from the air

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  • Lake Placid was the first location in North America to host two Olympic games. Los Angeles became the other when it hosted the Summer Olympic Games for the second time in 1984.
  • Jack Shea, a resident of the village, became the first person to win two gold medals when he doubled in speed skating at the 1932 Winter Olympics. His Grandson won gold in the Skeleton at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jack Shea carried the Olympic torch through Lake Placid in 2002 shortly before his death as a victim of an alleged [1] drunk driver. His grandson competed in the Olympics that year in his honor.
  • The Olympic Center in Lake Placid boasts the greatest amount of ice surface in the world.
  • Ted Keizer, the hiking ultramarathoner better known as "Cave Dog," set the current record for climbing all 46 Adirondack High Peaks in June 2002, with a time of 3 days, 18 hours, and 14 minutes.
  • Santa's Workshop (in nearby Wilmington, New York) at the North Pole has been in operation since 1949. It was one of the first theme parks in the United States, and featured the world's first petting zoo. On December 16, 1953, The U.S. Postal Service awarded the North Pole "Rural Postal Station" status and Santa started getting his mail home delivered.
  • Lake Placid is home to one of the last remaining Howard Johnson's restaurants.
  • The town of Lake Placid, Florida is where Melvil Dewey died in 1931, after suffering bitter losses in the stock market crash of 1929. He formed a branch of the Lake Placid club there, and successfully petitioned the Florida legislature to rename the town.
  • There is no 30 foot crocodile in Lake Placid, the lake. Lake Placid (film), the 1999 movie, was filmed mainly in the town of Shawnigan Lake, BC, Canada, which was pretending to be in Maine.
  • On November 20th, 1995, Two-time Olympic Gold medalist Russian figure skater Sergei Grinkov collapsed and died from a massive heart attack while he and his wife were practicing in Lake Placid for their upcoming performance in the 1995-1996 Stars on Ice tour. His last dinner was at The Boathouse Restaurant.

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Transportation

Lake Placid is served by nearby Adirondack Regional Airport in Saranac Lake, 16 miles (26 km) from the village. Other relatively nearby airports include Albany International Airport and Burlington International Airport. Lake Placid is also served by an Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach connection through Westport via Ground Force 1 Limousine Service. In addition, Lake Placid is served by Adirondack Trailways of the Trailways Transportation System. Adirondack Regional Airport (IATA: SLK, ICAO: KSLK) is the only commercial airport in New Yorks Adirondack Park, the largest state park in the country. ... The village of Saranac Lake, bottom, with Lower Saranac Lake, above, from Baker Mountain, to the East. ... KALB redirects here. ... Burlington International Airport (IATA: BTV, ICAO: KBTV) is a public airport serving Burlington, the most populous city in Vermont. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... This Amtrak California Thruway Motorcoach is used to transport passengers from San Joaquin trains in Merced, California to Los Banos, Hollister, San Juan Bautista, Salinas, and the Monterey Bay Peninsula. ... Westport is a town in Essex County, New York, United States. ... The Trailways Transportation System is a group of 63 independent bus companies that have entered into a franchise agreement. ...


Lake Placid is not located at any interstate highway. It is connected to Interstate 87 to the east by New York State Route 73, New York State Route 86, and New York State Route 9N. County Roads 21, 31 and 35 also service the community. Interstate Highways in the 48 contiguous states. ... Interstate 87 (abbreviated I-87) is a 346 mile (558 km) intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of New York. ... Junction Location NJ-86 (WT) 0. ... New York State Route 86 is a 39 mile long state route located in northern New York. ... Junction Location Saratoga US-9 NY-50 NY-29 Saratoga Springs Warren I-87 Exit 21 I-87 Exit 22 US-9 Lake George NY-9L (NT) Lake George NY-8 (NT) Hague Essex NY-74 Ticonderoga NY-22 Ticonderoga to Port Henry I-87 Exit 31 US-9 Elizabethtown...


Lake Placid Airport (LKP) is south of the village. Lake Placid Airport (IATA: LKP, ICAO: KLKP) is a small public use airport near Lake Placid, NY. Currently, there is no scheduled air service to this airport, although charter operations are available at the airport. ...


Geography

Lake Placid is located at 44°17′8″N, 73°59′7″W (44.285691, -73.985404)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.9 km² (1.5 mi²). 3.6 km² (1.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (9.87%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


The village is located near the south end of a lake called Lake Placid. More immediate to the village is Mirror Lake, which lies between the village and Lake Placid.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 2,638 people, 1,303 households, and 604 families residing in the village. The population density was 738.1/km² (1,913.2/mi²). There were 1,765 housing units at an average density of 493.8/km² (1,280.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.75% White, 0.68% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.91% Asian, 0.57% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 1,303 households out of which 22.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.1% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 53.6% were non-families. 45.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.93. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the village the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.


The median income for a household in the village was $28,239, and the median income for a family was $43,042. Males had a median income of $26,585 versus $21,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,507. About 8.5% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.3% of those under age 18 and 17.8% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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Lake Placid, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2332 words)
Lake Placid is a village of 2,638 in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, near the center of the Town of North Elba and named after an adjacent lake.
Lake Placid is an excellent base from which to tackle the forty six High Peaks in the Adirondack Mountains, the successful completion of which enables the hiker/climber to join the Adirondack Forty-Sixers.
Lake Placid is served by nearby Adirondack Regional Airport in Saranac Lake, 16 miles from the village.
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