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Birch Tree Lodge, Wilmington, NY. Enjoy the wonderful Adirondack Mountains from the heart of Wilmington, NY home of Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort, the 1980 Winter Olympics downhill skiing venue. Minutes away from fine dinning, and Lake Placid, NY. We are located just minutes from all of the 1980 Winter Olympic venues including Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort, Lake Placid Horse Show Grounds, the Verizon Sports Complex and the Olympic Center. Enjoy hiking, canoeing, trout fishing, fly fishing in the Ausable River, horse back riding, our majestic rivers, lakes and mountains.

Note: This is a rural area and we were assigned physical address numbers only about 2 years ago. Therefore, Mapquest, Google Maps other online searches cannot currently locate us on their systems.

By Car:

The Birch Tree Lodge in Wilmington, NY is located less than 5 hours from New York City and Boston, 2.5 hours north of Albany, 1.5 hours south of Montreal.

From Montreal and Points North
Travel Route 15 south to Champlain Crossing, connecting with I-87 south. Continue on I-87 south to Exit 34. Turn left onto Route 9N South, through AuSable Forks to the town of Jay (pass the Jay Firehouse). Turn right onto Route 86 and follow for 5 miles. Pass the Sunoco Gas Station. The Birch Tree Lodge is located several hundred feet farther on the left.
Drive time from Montreal approximately: 1.5-2 hours.

From Albany, New York City and Points South
NY State Thruway (I-87) north to Exit 24 (Albany).
Follow Exit 1N to continue on I-87 North (now called the Northway) towards Montreal. Take Exit 30, then make a left onto Route 73 towards Keene for 16 ½ miles. At the Elm Tree Inn, bear right onto Route 9N North and follow into the towns of Upper Jay and Jay. At Junction 86, make a left onto Route 86 and follow for 5 miles. Pass the Sunoco Gas Station. The Birch Tree Lodge is located several hundred feet farther on the left.

By Air:

Lake Placid Airport - The Lake Placid Municipal Airport is about one mile south of the village on Route 73. Hours of operation: 9 am- 5 pm daily.
8 am - 8 pm in July & August. Runway: 4,200 feet.

Services: Air Charter flights from most airports, scenic flights, tie down, and repairs. 518-523-2473. Adirondack Airport In Saranac Lake, 16 miles from Lake Placid on Route 86.

Commercial flights: Continental.
Flights available from many eastern locations. Continental flight information: 1-800-525-0280.
Airport phone: 518-891-2290. Ticonderoga Airport Paved 4,100-foot runway with lights.
For information, call 518-585-6619 or 518-585-6265.

Major Airports
The Lake Placid area is within 2 1/2 hours driving time of three major airports: Albany, New York; Burlington, Vermont; and Montreal, Quebec. All are serviced by major airline carriers and have car rentals available.

By Rail Service:

Amtrak operates between New York City and Montreal with local stop in Westport, N.Y. (40 miles from Lake Placid). For information call 1-800-888-8478.
Shuttle bus service to Lake Placid must be arranged with a reservation: 518-523-4431.
Other stops along Lake Champlain include Ticonderoga, Port Henry, and Port Kent.

By Bus Service:

Adirondack Trailways Service between Lake Placid, Ticonderoga, Schroon Lake, Albany, and New York City and its suburbs. 1-800-225-6815.

By Ferry Service across Lake Champlain:

Burlington, VT - Port Kent, NY
Trips run May 19 to Mid-October. Crossing time is about one hour.

Grand Isle, VT - Plattsburgh, NY
Trips run year-round.
Crossing time is approximately 12 minutes.

Charlotte, VT - Essex, NY
Trips run year-round.
Crossing time is about 20 minutes.

Shoreham, VT - Ticonderoga, NY
Trips run May 1 to Last Sunday in Oct.
Crossing time is about six minutes.

Birch Tree Lodge, Wilmington, NY. Enjoy the wonderful Adirondack Mountains from the heart of Wilmington, NY home of Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort, the 1980 Winter Olympics downhill skiing venue. Minutes away from fine dinning, and Lake Placid, NY. We are located just minutes from all of the 1980 Winter Olympic venues including Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort, Lake Placid Horse Show Grounds, the Verizon Sports Complex and the Olympic Center. Enjoy hiking, canoeing, trout fishing, fly fishing in the Ausable River, horse back riding, our majestic rivers, lakes and mountains.
Birch Tree Lodge at Whiteface Mountain
5704 Route 86, PO Box 176
Wilmington, New York 12997

Toll Free:.......(800)233-5105
Local:............(518)946-7282
Fax:...............(518)946-8306
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Birch Tree Lodge, Wilmington, NY. Enjoy the wonderful Adirondack Mountains from the heart of Wilmington, NY home of Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort, the 1980 Winter Olympics downhill skiing venue. Minutes away from fine dinning, and Lake Placid, NY. We are located just minutes from all of the 1980 Winter Olympic venues including Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort, Lake Placid Horse Show Grounds, the Verizon Sports Complex and the Olympic Center. Enjoy hiking, canoeing, trout fishing, fly fishing in the Ausable River, horse back riding, our majestic rivers, lakes and mountains.