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Lake Placid and the Adirondacks

With Adagio docked in Troy, New York, the Hughes and the Mortimers set out by car to tour the Adirondack Mountains north of Albany. At six million acres, Adirondack Park is bigger than Yellowstone, Everglades, Glacier, and Grand Canyon National Parks combined. Centuries of glaciation have filled the park with over 3000 beautiful lakes and mountains, and its proximity to New York City and Boston makes it a favorite recreational destination. The name, “Adirondack,” comes from a Mohawk Indian term meaning "bark-eater" used to describe the neighboring Algonquin tribes who often ate tree bark in winter to survive.


We enjoyed seeing a large part of the park including an overnight in Lake Placid, NY, home to the 1932 and 1980 winter Olympics. Lake Placid is a rather small town with surprisingly little infrastructure to support a major Olympics, and guests and visitors often had to be bussed in from surrounding towns during the games. But the ski jumps are still in place and Lake Placid is now one of three US Olympic training sites along with Colorado Springs, CO and Chula Vista, CA.

With the Hughes at Lake Placid Ski Jump Area









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Leslie Bingham
Leslie Bingham
Jun 06, 2022

Love this !!! All you need is your helmet and I can just see y’all swooshing by!

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Guest
Jun 05, 2022

How awesome! I didn’t know that about the park being so big

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Guest
Jun 05, 2022

Get enjoyment💃🏻

Hugs,


A & P

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Guest
Jun 05, 2022

Love the bobsled pic!

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Kay
Kay
Jun 12, 2022
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So glad you enjoyed!. It was fun but we had a hard time getting out of it after the photo🤪

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thughes956
Jun 05, 2022

Great memories of a wonderful time aboard the Adagio And of our land cruise to Lake Placid!

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Kay
Kay
Jun 05, 2022
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So glad y’all could join us!

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