There is a 360º view at the summit of Whiteface Mountain, including this view of Lake Placid. The last time my car climbed Whiteface Mountain, the 5th highest peak in the Adirondacks, I was with a friend who had climbed not only all 46 High Peaks but also many other mountains around the world. The view had been socked in and we were to meet a large group congregating at the summit to celebrate three new 46ers . Visibility was zero that day at the summit and I spent my time making sure my children didn’t plunge off the slippery slope into the clouds. Whiteface Memorial Veterans Highway Toll Road winds around for 5 miles before reaching the summit. Years later and my car has managed to do twice what I haven’t accomplished once, it climbed to the summit of the 4,867' tall Whiteface Mountain. This time I check the Whiteface website to make sure my visitors and I are going to be able to see the 360-degree Adirondack panorama. It states 70 miles of visibility.
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April 28, Sunday 3-5 pm Heaven Hill Farm, 302 Bear Cub Rd, Lake Placid The Climate-Friendly Gardener Combat global warming from the ground up. Learn why gardeners are part of the solution. May 19, Sunday 3-5 pm Heaven Hill Farm, 302 Bear Cub Rd, Lake Placid Fresh is Best Grow your own salad year-round. From easy window gardens to herbs grown outside. Take home a little salad garden. June 1, Sunday 9:30 am at Lake Placid Rug and Home, 2077 Saranac Ave Plant Sale Perennials, vegetable seedlings, and garden merchandise (new and used) will be for sale. Free PH testing and lots of gardening information available. All proceeds benefit the Master Gardener Volunteer Prgraom of Essex County Cornell Cooperative Extension. © Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™, which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the third guidebook in the four-book series of
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The 2012 Lake Placid Sunday Garden Series is FREE on Sundays from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Heaven Hill Farm, 302 Bear Cub Road, Lake Placid March 11 - KEEPING BEEZZZ Dick Crawford of the Champlain Valley Beekeepers Association is a long-time beekeeper and honey producer who has mentored countless novice North Country Beekeepers through the years. A general interest program for all kinds of bee aficionados.