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Mirror Lake, Lake Placid

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Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
The oligotrophic, circumneutral body of water called Mirror Lake is in the Adirondack Mountains in northern New York in the United States. The lake is approximately 124 acres (0.50 km2), with a watershed area of 741 acres (3.00 km2). 27% of the watershed area is developed, 51% is forested, 2% is wetlands, and 20% is surface water. The lake has a maximum depth of 65 feet (20 m) and an average depth of 14 feet (4.3 m). It is located in the village of Lake Placid, near the center of the town of North Elba in Essex County.

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  • Obviously during the winter this lake is frozen and covered with snow, its very nice to walk around. Highly recommend the walk.  more »
  • With the Lake completely frozen you could walk wherever you wanted. Completely different vantage point then walking on the somewhat crowded streets. Thursday and Friday was the Can/Am hockey...  more »
  • You don’t want to miss this , even if u r staying in lake George .. loveeee the serenity and calmness in mirror lake .. wish we stayed back a night ... the whole town is so relaxed .. it’s a lil expensive though ... parking is a mess here and that’s why the 4 rating.. if not it would be a five out of five :) Wait for the sunset and then the magic starts .. clouds and reflections are breathtaking during sunset .. it truly looks like a mirror . Love this place and will visit back again .. 4/5
  • Gorgeous place. Nice 2.7 mile walk around the lake. I have every intention of visiting up here again. I caught this little guy in a nest on April 21st on a patch of thawed out water. (Most of the Lake was still frozen.) I Used a Leland’s Trout magnet. Caught 3 total in the same spot. I also had something around 3 to 4 lbs bite my bait then spit it out (broke my heart). So don’t let anyone tell you you can’t pull some fish out of there in early Spring.

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