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Those of you who always seem to struggle with setting aside time for a full vacation should take advantage of a relaxing (or adventurous) weekend getaway instead – after all, it is summer.
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Lake Placid, New York
Lake Placid, which is set in the Adirondacks, has a rich winter sports history but it also offers many summer activities. The Olympic Center is open, offering bobsled and luge rides with a professional. Many nearby waterways are perfect for paddling – whether that be by canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard. If you’re looking for a spectacular place to stay, consider the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa – a beautiful lakeside lodge. Tip: For the experience of a lifetime, make sure that you go whitewater rafting with Adirondac Rafting Co.
Acadia National Park, Maine
Acadia has long been known for its stunningly rugged natural coastline, and the best way to take it all in is from the water during the summer months. This national park is one of the best spots to paddle the U.S. coastline. Visitors can also go hiking, camping, and storm watching on the Schoodic Peninsula, and view the gorgeous sunrise over Cadillac Mountain.
The southeastern United States is facing the risk for damaging thunderstorms this weekend.
A pattern of persistent downpours, beginning with a rainstorm this weekend is likely to disrupt travel, hinder outdoor plans and projects and put summer heat on hold in the Northeast into early August.
Gusty winds caused blowing dust to sweep across the Las Vegas area on Saturday, creating dangerous conditions for travelers.
Near-record heat will set the stage for a heightened risk of wildfires in the southwestern United States, including Southern California, next week.
The intense record heat baking the south-central United States is expected to get trimmed back early next week, but a sweep of refreshing air is not on the horizon.
A deadly heat wave is expected to continue into early week across Japan as Ampil bypasses the region to the south.
An uptick in monsoon rainfall is expected to heighten the flood threat across eastern and northern India this week.