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Lake Placid (NY) Whiteface Memorial Veterans' Highway

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.

Lake Placid Summer Fun: FREE Sinfonietta in the Park

It has been touted that listening to classical music makes children smarter (though watching videos cancels it out) and “music soothes the savage beast.” So then it would only make sense to partake in the Lake Placid Sinfonietta’s concert series . Watching a taped performance is no substitute when a live one is available so the video issue is solved. We see a peaceful change come over our children when we join other patrons during the Wednesday evening Pops Series so the beastie issue is temporarily pacified. Once again the Lake Placid Sinfonietta will be holding its free community concerts (Wed. 7:00 p.m.) at the Paul White Memorial Bandshell. This is also the first year that children 18-under will be admitted free to the Sunday Symphony Series at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA). That series starts at 7:30 pm and is followed by a reception where guests can mingle with the performers. What an amazing opportunity for children and adults. Another midsummer treat will be