9) Lake Placid
A past host to the Winter Olympics, once in 1932 and again in 1980, Lake Placid is one of the most beautiful places in the whole of New York, and one almost forgotten. Lake Placid was once a resort that catered to the rich and famous during late 19th and early 20th centuries. Its popularity as a tourist destination began to decline, until recent efforts and stories brought more people back. Almost 20 years ago, Lake Placid’s claim to fame came from the 1999 horror movie, and its sequels. The movie wasn’t highly reviewed but the best thing about it is that it reintroduced America to this forgotten gem of land. For people who love the outdoors, there aren’t many better places to live than Lake Placid. There is something to do all year round from climbing the Adirondacks in the summer, hiking in the fall, skiing in the winter and doing it all over again come spring.
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