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You would like to make your students experience a trip that is more focused on nature? Lake Placid is the dream destination for outdoor and sports enthusiasts. In winter as well as in summer, the Adirondacks open their doors to your group to enjoy the fresh mountain air and majestic views. The small town hosting the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games will surely charm with its hundreds of kilometers of trails and crystal-clear lakes.
Departure from your school towards Lake Placid. Start your journey with a visit to the must-see Lake Placid Olympic Museum, whose mission is to commemorate the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games. Relive the excitement of the very first Olympic Winter Games in North America through artifacts, photographs and videos. Continue the adventure by visiting the Olympic Center, where there are ice rinks on which several gold medals have been won. In the afternoon, head to the Olympic Jumping Complex. Just standing next to the ski jump structure will make you dizzy! See where ski jumpers take off before planning a distance off a football field. Take the SkyRide, a state-of-the-art gondola and glass-enclosed elevator to enjoy panoramic views of the Adirondacks. Then see the track where the world’s best bobsleigh, luge and skeleton racers slide at Mount Van Hoevenberg. In the evening, go for a game of curling, hockey or broomball! Meal included: dinner.
After breakfast, strengthen your connection with nature by heading to the Wild Center. You will learn about the history of the region’s natural environment. You will have the chance to walk the Wild Walk, a trail made of suspension bridges that will take you to the treetops, offering a whole new perspective on the nature around us. Enjoy an extraordinary experience as you climb a huge bald eagle nest and walk inside a giant tree trunk. After lunch, travel to Scott Cobble Mountain for a zipline adventure. Students will certainly want to roar like Tarzan as they hurtle down the mountain, taking the 6 zip lines of the course. After dinner, stroll Main Street, home to a multitude of creative local artisans specializing in all genres. End the day with an ice cream in 1950s decor at Emma’s Lake Placid Creamery. Meals included: breakfast and dinner.
In the morning, take a short excursion to High Falls Gorge to admire 4 impressive waterfalls shaped by nature. The short, one-kilometer trail is inhabited by a forest of centuries-old hemlocks, one of the last pristine forests of the Adirondacks. Then climb aboard the Cloudsplitter, the Whiteface Mountain gondola lift that offers passengers sweeping views of streams, ski slopes, rugged rock faces, and dense forests. We even see Lake Placid and Lake Champlain in the distance. Afterwards, animal lovers will fall under the spell of the residents of the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center. The educational trail winds along the Ausable River, swamps, a forest and a meadow. You will see several species of birds of prey, gray wolves and even black bears. Say goodbye to your new furry buddies and travel back to your school. Meals included: Breakfast.
- Transportation by Deluxe Motorcoach
- Professional guide services for the entire tour
- All activities, visits, meals and gratuities at restaurants mentioned on the itinerary
- 24/7 emergency telephone service
What’s not included
- Meals that are not mentioned on the itinerary
- Travel insurance
- Gratuities for the guide and driver (possible to include it in your package)
- Personal expenses
- Optional activities
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