After combing the land, Thrillist Magazine came up with a list of 23 Favorite Lake Towns in America, including Lake Placid NY.

What makes for a great lake town? These are the places where you can dial up the laughs or hold onto pure chill in your own perfect mix, and lakes offer all the fun, sun, sports, and activities without the irritating (expensive) logistical details like airfare and hotel rack rates. Just a 2-hour drive from many urban areas, Lake Placid is your ticket to a great summer.

Lake Placid, New York

Wintertime tourists flock to this ski destination 300 miles north of New York City, but summer has even more on offer. Temperatures in the high 70s make outdoor activities comfortable — whether you’re hiking the nearby Adirondack Mountains or just taking scenic walks around Mirror Lake. Nearby Whiteface Mountain offers scenic gondola rides, or pick up a $40 Olympic Sites Passport that gains you access to the Olympic Center, Museum, Jumping Complex, and Sports Complex where USA hockey won the 1980 Winter Olympics.

Read the full article by Bruce Northam, American Detour at Thrillist.