June 2021, Issue 4
The Golden Arrow E-Newsletter
GA NEWS Inside this issue:
Hiking Changes ………………….2
Fire Tower Challenge …………..2
Perfecting Placid ………………..3
Memorial Highway ………………3
New to Lake Placid ……………..4
Joell Stetson - Marketing Director
Summer is officially here! The summer season in Lake Placid allows for avariety of outdoor activities. Play on Mirror Lake with one of ourcomplimentary water toys. Lounge on our white sand beach and take in theviews of Whiteface Mountain. Take the drive up the Memorial Highway andtake in the views of Lake Placid. Whether you’re coming for adventure or justto relax, Lake Placid is where to be this summer.
Hiking Changes for 2021
It’s no secret we all love the Adirondacks. The allure of wildlands beyond the communities is irresistible to many, and this has become increasingly noticeable with the uptick in hikers seen around the entire Adirondacks. To help lessen impacts, land managers are responsible for protecting natural resources, as well as managing visitors to these wild places. To study these impacts, there are changes coming for certain hikes in the High Peaks this summer. The Adirondack Mountain Reserve (AMR) and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will launch a pilot reservation program to test visitor management based on available parking at the privately-owned Adirondack Mountain Reserve. The pilot reservation system applies to visitors using the AMR lot arriving by car, bicycle, or on foot. This includes popular hikes like Indian Head and Gothics.
Views from on High
Take the fire tower challenge
Whether it’s the view from the summit or the tower, or the experiences en route, “fire tower fever” grips you right away and there’s no turning back.
There are lots of good reasons to explore these trails and towers like the spectacular views and the wildlife you see along the way.
Get your patch by climbing at least 23 fire tower summits: 18 of 25 Adirondack Park summits and all 5Catskill Park summits (climbing each tower is not required.)
Main Street Construction
Lake Placid is undergoing a reconstruction initiative forits Main Street infrastructure. The goals of this projectwill be to upgrade our business district so
that it will besustainable for residents and travelers to enjoy foryears to come. Main Street’s unique setting on the edgeof Mirror Lake with shops, restaurants, and parks hasexperienced a tremendous amount of growth since itsfirst conception in the 1800s, and now it’s time for us tocatch up! Main Street is currently only open to trafficone-way, but shops and restaurants remain open.
Driving to the top
Take in unparalleled views
Driving up to the top of the Whiteface along theVeterans’ Memorial Highway—New York’s fifth-highestpeak at 4,867’—isn’t your typical automotive experience.How many other roads do you know that lead youdirectly to the summit of a mountain, with gorgeousviews spanning hundreds of miles of wild land reachingas far as Vermont and Canada?
Nowhere else is the beauty and vastness of theAdirondack Park so apparent and so easily accessible.The paved road rises over 2,300 feet in five miles fromthe Toll House. At the summit, there are a few things youdon’t often find atop a peak: a castle built from nativestone, a restaurant and gift shop, an elevator carveddeep inside the mountain top itself, and a trulyspectacular 360-degree, panoramic view of unparalleledbeauty. A visit to the Adirondacks is not completewithout a drive to the top!
The River is coming to The Lake! Wood Boat Brewery of Clayton, NY is bringing a tasting room of their favorites to you. “The Boat” will feature a selection of craft beverages from Wood Boat Brewery along with other popular Clayton-made products.
Location: 2617 Main Street
across from the Olympic Center, next door to Subay & Solde Oro
New to Lake Placid
Food for Everyone! They take comfort food & make it fun& festive while highlighting spicy & mild flavors andshowcasing Mexican favorites with southwest flare.
Location: 2090 Saranac Ave
in the old Despos location, across from ‘Dack Shack