This past year, our four year old had some big ones. He climbed his first indoor rock wall to the top, skied and snowshoed for the first time, and hiked his first summit all on his own. That last one was not without the errant tear shed from this proud hiking mama. And, not particularly on purpose, most of these milestones were all achieved at our favorite family vacation spot on the east coast, Lake Placid, New York.
Whether you know of Lake Placid as the host of the 1980 Winter Olympics, or as the setting of an awful horror movie starring a giant crocodile, you really should know it as an outdoor adventure seeker's playground.