Lake Placid, village (1990 pop. 2,485), Essex co., NE N.Y.; settled 1850, inc. 1900. In the Adirondack Mts. at an altitude of 1,800 ft (549 m), the village surrounds Mirror Lake. It is a famous resort and sports center. The 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics were held in the village, and a U.S. Olympic training center is there. Lake Placid has a summer theater and music festival and annual winter sports competitions. The farm and burial place of the abolitionist John Brown are nearby.
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Lake Placid, 4 mi (6 km) long and c.1.5 mi (2.4 km) wide, NE N.Y., in the Adirondack Mts., near Mt. Marcy. The lake, with Lake Placid village at the southern end, is a noted winter-sports center. It was the site of the 1980 Winter Olympics.
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