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Lake Placid, New York
Although Lake Placid hosted the Winter Olympics in 1980, summer is its busiest season. The town of Lake Placid is located on the shores of Mirror Lake (pictured), and Lake Placid itself is a few miles away; both of these Adirondack lakes are popular spots for swimming and boating. The nearby St. Regis Wilderness Canoe Area is one of the best canoeing and kayaking spots in the U.S. Oyster's Pick for Where to Stay: High Peaks Resort, Lake Placid

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