Local Lake Placid Tradition: Extreme Tobogganing

Lake PlacidWhen it comes to old Adirondack Traditions, Lake Placid has many. One of the local favorites, and something that is pretty darn unique, is their Toboggan Chute on Mirror Lake. This converted 30′ Ski Jump Trestle is situated to send toboggans down the ice covered chutes and out across the frozen surface. Depending on weather conditions – and your skill as a master tobogganer – sleds can travel over 1,000 feet once they reach the frozen lake surface. It’s mid-January, and The Chute is now open for business. This is lakefront fun at its best!

Finding the Perfect Toboggan is the first step. And, it’s tough… Which one’s the fastest? Which one will get you to slide the farthest? We suggest you take your time and really peruse your choices – feel the energy, become one with the sled. This is, remember, a high-speed thrilling mode of transportation!

The view from the top is enough to make your heart race. The tradition of taking a Lake Placid Toboggan Chute ride is a memorable experience for all ages. Make sure you plan your next visit to Lake Placid when the ice is frozen and the chute is open! Don’t forget to bring your skates and hockey sticks, when the ice is deemed thick enough Mirror Lake hosts tons of family-fun activities.

Learn more about Lake Placid Tobogganing here.

Posted by Scott Freerksen “The Lake Guy”

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