The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) was created in 1980 to oversee the facilities associated with the Olympics. They continue to make sure the facilities are purposefully reimagined to keep the communities and mountains enticing. Now they are involved in making a new ride at Gore mountain, the largest in the state.
This sprawling twenty-three-acre property overlooks Lake Placid at Brewster Point. It is called the Adirondack Grand Lodge and has the most beautiful woodworking throughout this seven thousand square foot main house. There are multiple stone fireplaces and custom log work. There is also a guest house, a 5 slip boathouse along with an entertainment area above. There are an in-ground pool and multi-vehicle garage. Plus a two-story elevator if you don't feel like using the stairs. This property is one of the most dramatic and largest in the Lake Placid area. Take a look.
There is nothing like flying down snow or ice-covered hills when you are sledding. Wouldn't it be even cooler to speed down the longest toboggan chute in New York State? This isn't for the faint of heart. It's been in operation since the 1960s and it's only a two and a half-hour drive from the Capital Region.