Monday, July 9, 2012

The Hip + Urban Girl's Guide To Lake Placid

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Lake Placid is a gem of a resort town with a classic main street, great food and lots of activities to keep you busy. The bonus is that it's only a six-hour drive away from Toronto and includes a beautiful route through the Adirondacks. So pack the cooler and load up the car - we're taking you on a summer road trip to Lake Placid, New York!
Catch a summer flick at The Palace Movie Theater. It's full of vintage charm and ticket prices are only $6 for adults. Crazy right? The snacks are even affordable!  A small popcorn, medium drink and bag of Sour Patch Kids only set us back $7 - which is why I love small town living sometimes. I seriously thought they had forgot to charge us for something. Tickets are sold 15 minutes before showtime and there is usually a matinee, 7 and 9 PM showing for the big blockbuster films. Perfect for a rainy day or the end to a hot day in the sun.

Palace Theater Marquee and Box Office
Have lunch on the back patio facing Mirror Lake at The Brown Dog Cafe and Wine Bar.  They have a great selection of affordable salads and sandwiches, including this yummy Chef Salad (above) and Steak Panini (below). Most salads and sandwiches are under $15!

Homemade Papaya Gazpacho ($4.95)
The Brown Dog Cafe and Wine Bar
Get putting! Go extreme mini-golfing at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. Just don't drink the kool-aid blue water.
Grab a drink on a patio and people watch on Main Street.
Get your comfort food craving for delicious pastas and pizzas from Milano North. Reservations are suggested for this busy Italian outpost.
Stop for a snack at The Adirondack Popcorn Company. We like a mixed bag of caramel and cheese Popcorn called ' The Chicago Mix'. Yes, it sounds gross - but the mix of sweet and salty is absolute heaven...especially when you're feeling indecisive.
Freshly made caramel corn (above). We bought lots of souvenirs here for friends & family.  The popcorn can keep for around 10 days or so. They even do a mean chocolate-drizzled popcorn with peanuts called Moose Crunch. Prepare for the sugar coma to come... 
Hit up an outdoor seafood and BBQ restaurant at Tail O' the Pup. Eat under a big striped tent, order the clambake and be entertained by the live cover band.
Summer eats!
Stay in a luxurious log cabin resort at The Whiteface Lodge with views of the mountain and a private beach. Read more about our visit here.
Our list here is just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many other things to do in the area including a visit to a Maple Sugar Farm, a local microbrewery, outlet shopping, hiking, biking, a visit to the Olympic sites and the list goes on. We just wanted to give you a peek into our favourites. Lake Placid is an absolutely charming little resort town. I think we'll be back every summer from now on.

To read more from our Lake Placid Travel Series click here.

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