Hi friends, welcome back! Today’s post is coming to you from Lake Placid, NY! Jon and I were long overdue for a vacation and this trip has been perfect! It’s been almost six months since our last vacation and we were going a bit stir-crazy, to say the least 🙂 Last Friday morning we packed, walked to get our rental car, and headed north on an adventure. It felt so freeing to drive out of the city and head upstate to the mountains!
The five-hour drive was absolutely beautiful! All we saw for miles were giant mountains and green everywhere, such a contrast from NYC!
We booked an AirBnb close to town, and this was the first time we stayed in a room in someone’s house. The AirBnB has three guest rooms that are secluded from the main house, so it felt very private. I would say it’s like a bed & breakfast but without the breakfast ha! The house and room were extremely clean, and I felt very safe with our host. If you are looking to stay in Lake Placid, you can check out our AirBnB here.
After a quick walk from our room, we were in the small downtown Lake Placid and starving! We put our names in for Smoke Signal, but the wait was about an hour and a half, so we went to Emma’s Creamery for some giant ice cream cones. I love ice cream!! I got the salted Carmel, and Jon ordered peanut butter cookie dough. Yum! We went around 4:45 and the line wasn’t super long, but we drove past the next day and all day the line was so long! So, if you come here, be prepared for a wait worth your while.
Jon and I walked around Mirror Lake, the lake behind the quaint downtown Lake Placid, while we waited for our reservation. The path was about 2.5 miles through the woods and along the lake, and it was so peaceful! I couldn’t get enough of the fresh air and pine/lake scents, I was so happy to be able to walk around the lake. We didn’t pass many people, so we were able to walk without our masks most of the way, and whenever we passed someone, everyone just put their mask back on. In town almost everyone was considerate and wore a mask, it restored my faith in people.
The lake was so pretty and peaceful!
We ended up getting the best table at Smoke Signal and had such a nice dinner. (FYI this restaurant is very popular! Put your name in extra early, there’s always a long wait) I can’t put into words how nice it felt to be eating dinner outside overlooking the lake, and with perfect weather! To celebrate our vacation, we started with some Mojitos.
Then we tried the gyro bites and they were delicious!
I ordered the Pulled Pork sandwich for my entrée.
Jon ordered the Chopped Brisket sandwich with a side of fries. Both were delicious!
After dinner, we walked over to Lake Placid to see if we could catch the sunset, but the monstrous mountains were blocking the view 😉
We walked back to our AirBnB and called it an early night. We had a lengthy hike the next day to conserve our energy for. Can’t wait to share more with you all!