Fishing Vacation

Lake Placid

Twice the site of the Winter Olympics, Lake Placid offers its own version of the summer pentathlon-fishing, hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, and just plain getting away. Nestled in the scenic high-peaks region of the Adirondack Mountains, Lake Placid is surrounded by gold-medal fisheries, trails, and attractions. Fish for browns on the West Branch of the Ausable River, bass and pike on the sprawling Saranac Lake Chain, and brookies in countless ponds. For more thrills, you can try the bobsled run (on wheels) and watch U.S. hockey and skating teams practice. 800-447-5224; www.lakeplacid.com.