Photograph the "Plains of Abraham"

Photograph the "Plains of Abraham"

Plains of Abraham

Activities

Photography

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Added by

Rebecca Nichols

Scenic

Photograph this scenic vista featuring some of New York's high peaks.

Originally, the area where modern-day Lake Placid is located was called The Plains of Abraham.

Turn onto Adirondack Loj Rd off of scenic RT 73 and you will see a beautiful landscape of the Adirondack high peaks.

You will see the MacIntyre Range featuring Wright, Algonquin (New York's 2nd highest peak), Boundary & Iroquois. Colden and its many slides are also easily seen.

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You Need To See This Place

This is one of my favorite spots in the Adirondacks. The wide open plains lead right up to the High Peaks region, and provide a great place to view a sunset or try some night sky photography. However, I would not suggest going out into the field itself. I tried this, and was quickly notified that it was private property, and that I needed to stay on the side of the road. Luckily there is a decently sized pull off area for you to park, and the small road isn't very busy at all.

Amazing Views

Lake Placid is my favorite place in the US so I might be a little bias with this review. I have a leather & metal band with the Mirror Lake coordinate on it that I never take off. Regardless of my love of the area the views from this field and other areas along the Adirondack Loj Rd are beautiful. The fall is obliviously incredible but the winter months also provide some great photos with the snow on top of the mountains.

Activities

Photography

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Added by

Rebecca Nichols

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