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What is there to do besides skiing?

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What is there to do besides skiing?

Going to LP this coming weekend, from Nov. 23-26. We're not really into skiing - we were kind of hoping that there wouldn't be snow yet so that we could hike and bike. Alas, I called the hotel today and learned that there is snow on the ground and they're expecting more in the next few days (good news for you skiiers!)

Can anyone recommend some other activities in LP and also, what is there to do at night? Is there a movie theater, bars with live music or anything like that in the area?

Thanks so much!

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1. Re: What is there to do besides skiing?

There is a movie theater right on Main Street....I think.

Check out the ice arena; they often have ice shows and competitions in the evening that cost next to nothing .

Sneak into the Mirror Lake Inn (unless you're lucky enough to be staying there...) and they have a really nice den area with a fireplace, books, boardgames and checkers already set out. The furnishings in this area are very nice!! It's cozy.

Horse drawn carriage rides around Mirror Lake - nothing beats it - very romantic. Can't miss the pick up spot; right on Main Street in front of the Hilton. If Mirror Lake is forzen, they have horse drawn sleigh rides across it but doubt it will be when you're there.

There's lots of shopping too. And you can still hike some of the other trails that are not associated with Whiteface and skiing. There are some nice ones in between LP and Saranac Lake.

You can do a tour of the Olymopic sites.

There is plenty to do in LP.

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2. Re: What is there to do besides skiing?

There are two other scenic lakes you can go boating at or fishing- though it might be chilly. Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake are very nice- I think Tupper is even better less commercial and more natural. Have you considered snow shoes? Biking might be tough because of all the hills.

There are a number of restaurants in LP with live music- Charlies is one. There is a cinema on Main Street in LP. There are plenty of bars in LP, too.

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3. Re: What is there to do besides skiing?

I enjoy the WILD CENTER in Tupper Lake. It is a interactive natural History museum. Wild life at your door steep, otters playing etc. Grab a pair of snowshoes(they have plenty on hand for you to use) and take a walk down to the oxbow. It really is a great way to spend a few hours. It is only open Thur- Sun 10-5.

Another activity indoors for everyone is JUST BEAD IT, were you can make your own jewlery. It is fun, upbeat and great music! It is located on Main St in Lake Placid, next to the Golden Arrow and across from the public parking lot.

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4. Re: What is there to do besides skiing?

justbeadit, LOL! it looks like you are advertising your own business. Read rules of posting on this forum. This store is not that interesting to 98% of people and it needs cleaning.