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The population of Lake Placid is approximately 2,800 (1999), 2521 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,610 (1990), 1281 (2010).

The amount of land area in Lake Placid is 3.572 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.378 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lake Placid to Washington DC is 406 miles. The distance to the New York state capital is 112 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lake Placid is positioned 44.28 degrees north of the equator and 73.98 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Lake Placid elevation is 1,800 feet above sea level.
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Lake Placid location: in northeastern New York in the Adirondacks.

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The weather in Lake Placid is seasonal.
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Lake Placid history:

The 1932 and the 1980 Olympic Games were both held in Lake Placid. Only Innsbruck, Austria, and St. Moritz, Switzerland have also hosted the games more than once.
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Lake Placid attractions:

Olympic Center - figure skating and hockey venue for the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games.

Kodak Sports Park - ski jumping venue for the 1980 Olympic Winter games which has been upgraded to include Freestyle aerial ski jumping in winter and into a pool in summer.

Mt. Van Hoevenberg - bobsled, luge, cross country skiing and biathlon venue for 1980 Olympic Winter Games.

Toboggan Chute - old fashioned wooden toboggan chute which hurls you onto Mirror Lake in the center of the village.

United States Olympic Training Center - venue where athletes are housed during their training in Lake Placid.

Olympic Speedskating Oval - speedskating venue for the 1980 Olympic Winter Games.

Learn more about Lake Placid on this site with much information, pictures and history.

North Elba Historical Society Museum
Averyvill Rd.
Lake Placid, NY
Phone: 518-523-1608
Opens: May 30 - September 5 Hours: Tues. - Sun. 1PM - 5PM. Closed Monday
Please call ahead to confirm hours of operation.

Learn more about Lake Placid at this site.

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