Home to two Winter Olympics in 1932 and 1980, the centrally located village of Lake Placid is a thriving tourist destination. Remember the chant,… “USA, USA,….” when our 1980 USA Olympic Men’s Hockey team beat the Russians?
The invisible “Blue Line” is the boundary of the official Adirondack Park. Many years ago on a map the boundary was drawn with a blue line,… that term became the common term to designate the boundary. In 1885 the Adirondack Forest Preserve was created. Eventually the New York State Legislature proposed, and the voters approved, Article VII, Section 7, declaring the land within the Blue Line to be kept “Forever Wild.”