Just west of Vermont lies the county of Essex, one of the most picturesque in New York State. Famous for Lake Placid—host of the 1980 Winter Olympics—Essex County is a quiet, naturally preserved county with views that are unmatched. With its rich history and various tourist sites, it's no wonder that Essex County is such a popular place to visit and learn. Its schools are among the finest in the state and offer many opportunities for students and community to connect. Taking advantage of the scenery, the schools often feature environmental learning and study about the local culture. With the small town feel and natural beauty, Essex County is a wonderful place to live and learn.