This was another one of those places I had heard about for years but never visited. We ended up staying in the northwestern corner of the park near Lake Placid of Olympic history. I was stunned at how beautiful the area is!
There are a lot of resorts, inns, specialty shops, and other tourist-oriented activities here than I saw at some of my previous stops. Lots of places to rid yourself of those cumbersome wads of cash 😂.
We drove to the top of Whiteface Mountian in the afternoon. It was a clear day and the views were spectacular. A toll road leads to the top where there is a granite ‘Castle’ with an elevator to the observatory, restaurant, gift shop, and museum. No dogs were allowed so Jake and I somewhat carelessly walked the irregular stairway to the top. Fortunately, I didn’t fall and my knee held up better than I expected.