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Lake Placid

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Lake Placid, Essex County, New York, United States (44.27962 -73.97987)

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Name: Lake Placid topographic map, relief map, elevations map.
Coordinates: 44.26991 -73.99992 44.29881 -73.97251
Minimum elevation: 503 m
Maximum elevation: 867 m
Average elevation: 584 m

Lake Placid

Lake Placid is well known among winter-sports enthusiasts for its skiing, both Alpine and Nordic. Whiteface Mountain (4,867 ft or 1,483 m), in nearby Wilmington about 13 miles (21 km) from Lake Placid, offers skiing, hiking, gondola rides, and mountain biking, and is the only one of the High Peaks that can be reached by an auto road. Whiteface Mountain has a vertical elevation of 3,430 feet (1,050 m), the highest vertical elevation of mountains in Eastern North America. The area has one of only 16 bobsled runs in the Western Hemisphere.

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