Friday 14 October 2016

Niagara Falls to Lake Placid

I bought a cheap little tablet to use on our travels and it's not turned out to be hugely successful. It simply doesn't like the Blogger app. I have to use a friend's laptop to post photos so will do that when I have the opportunity.

What a delight the Autumn..... or "fall"..... foliage is. We noticed it on our drive from Cleveland to Niagara Falls but the Adirondack Mountains were a whole other story. The colour is so intense! We stopped overnight on the way to Lake Placid to break up the drive. The place we stayed was called Old Forge and was lovely. We had a room overlooking a pretty lake and the village had shops to browse. When we went out to have dinner there were 3 deer grazing on the roadside in the main street. They were getting quite a bit of attention from visitors. One silly couple with a young child tried to entice the deer to eat from their hand. The deer were quite skittish and I had visions of that little girl being injured by the gangly legs of the deer.

We thoroughly enjoyed Lake Placid. It's such a picturesque place. Unfortunately the boat trips on the lake had ended for the season just 3 days earlier. Instead we drove to the top of Whiteface Mountain. It was incredible. The elevator that usually takes you to the very peak was out of order so we trekked up the very steep steps in strong winds. We did bail out of the very last section which was no longer steps but just rocks.

Our accommodation at Lake Placid was at the Crowne Plaza golf club. There were fabulous views from the front of the hotel and the public areas. We did have a nice view from our window, just not facing Mirror Lake. On our last morning there we had breakfast in the hotel buffet and the couple at the next table had eloped and were getting married that day at the top of Whiteface. How romantic!!

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