When you're planning a vacay, sometimes it's about finding something unique to do. Getting those arms up in the air while flying down a mountain on a roller coaster-style ride definitely fits the bill. What's even better is that the longest one in the America (and the third longest one in the world) is right here in the Northeast just over the border from Vermont in New York.


Welcome to Lake Placid, where this mountain coaster is right alongside an Olympic bobsled track. You know that means crazy, cool fun surrounded by amazing views and heart-pounding curves.

According to Travel and Leisure Magazine, it's called the Cliffside Mountain Coaster, and it's on Mount Van Hoevenberg, running nearly one-and-a-half miles long. It follows directly next to the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Bobsled track descending the mountain, opening just two years ago. The entire development to build up the area for visitors was a $240 million project.

The experience is set up so visitors drive their own car along the track. They control the speed of the ride as they slide through the track, hearing commentary about the 1980 Winter Olympics and the sport of bobsledding.

There's also a zipline, gondola, indoor bobsled and skeleton track, cross-country biking experience, and Olympic Center tours, just in case the thrill of a mountain coaster isn't quite your speed (pardon the pun).

You can drive your own car, which comes with brakes so you can control your speed, or you can drive a car for two.

The longest in the world is in Andorra, which is a tiny country in the Pyrenees mountain range between Spain and France, according to the Love the Mountains website. It's called the Tobotronc, and is almost three-and-a-half miles long.

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The Meiders Alpine Mountain coaster in Meiders, Austria, is the steepest and second longest at just over two-and-a-half miles long, according to Love the Mountains.

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