Lake Placid

Lake Placid, village (1990 pop. 2,485), Essex co., NE N.Y. settled 1850, inc. 1900. In the Adirondack Mts. at an altitude of 1,800 ft (549 m), the village surrounds Mirror Lake. It is a famous resort and sports center. The 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics were held in the village, and a U.S. Olympic training center is there. Lake Placid has a summer theater and music festival and annual winter sports competitions. The farm and burial place of the abolitionist John Brown are nearby.

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