Fact Sheet


Geographic Location 
44N – 73W
Lake Placid – Latitude 44.279, Longitude -73.987, Altitude – 1,800’
The Lake Placid/Adirondack region is located in the northeast corner of New York State.

Waterways
The Adirondacks contain 30,000 miles of brooks and streams; 6,000 miles of rivers; and about 3,000 lake and ponds. Lake Champlain, the sixth largest freshwater lake in the U.S., forms the region’s eastern border.

Landscape
The Adirondack Park, in northern New York, is a mix of public and private land, and comprises six million acres – larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier and Grand Canyon National Park combined. 

Forest preserve lands are protected by the state Constitution since 1895 as Forever Wild. The Adirondack Park Agency was created in 1971 to oversee management of state and private land use. The altitude reaches 5,344 feet on the summit of Mt. Marcy, New York’s highest peak, and dips to near sea level by the shores of Lake Champlain.

Climate
Average summer temperature:  70 degrees Fahrenheit. 
Average winter temperature: 22 degrees Fahrenheit. 
Average winter snowfall in Lake Placid is 133 inches.

Resident Population 

Adirondack Park: ~130,000 year-round residents
Essex County: ~40,000
Village of Lake Placid: ~2,750

Visitor Statistics
Essex County: 2.2 million overnight visitors annually.
Lake Placid: 1.8 million overnight visitors annually.
67% of total visitation is during the period from May through October.
Adirondack Park: 7-10 million overnight visitors annually
Canadian visitors historically represent about ~20% of business.
Lake Placid has 2,000 rooms, and the Tri-Lakes area: (Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake and Wilmington) – has 2,500 rooms and can accommodate 15,000 (total overnight capacity).

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