Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Lake Placid, New York: Verizon Sports Complex
You don't get that many chances to go down a bobsled run, unless you live in an Olympic city. Lake Placid, luckily, is an Olympic city, and tourists can go for a ride in the winter or summer.
In the summer, the facility essentially puts a bobsled on wheels and sends customers down a small course. Left is part of that track.
One warning: If you want to try this, check in advance. The course is only open on certain days of the week, and we showed up on the wrong day. Oops.
Tours of the complex are available. It probably has a few more visitors in the winter, so we beat the crowds.