New York State established the 6.1 million acre Adirondack Park in 1885. This picturesque region of the Adirondack Mountain Range is home to 102 towns and villages and approximately 132,000 people. Seven to ten million tourists flock to this area annually to enjoy hunting, camping, boating, and fishing in the summer, skiing and snowboarding in winter, and to see the beautiful autumn colors in the fall.
Many old motor inns, lodges, and motels sprung up to cater to seasonal tourists, especially around Lake Placid. Lake Placid, New York was home to the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics and sits in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Many of these motels still have old signs advertising luxuries like air conditioning and color TV. I love these vintage signs, rich with character and charm.