Lake Placid, Adirondacks
Perfectly Lake Placid
Walks around Mirror Lake, dinner with a mountain view, music in the park, and all of the hiking you can handle. It sounds like summer in Lake Placid, and it’s closer than you think. While we’re busy watching the ice retreat from our lakes, it’s the perfect time for you to get busy planning a summer trip here!
Stay with us — you’ll love it!
Finding a place to stay is easy in Lake Placid, as it’s all about options. Stay in a romantic B&B, get cozy in a cabin, go all-out in an upscale hotel, rent a house for all of your friends and family to share, or pamper yourself at an all-inclusive resort. Either way you’ll be close to town and close to the outdoors, where fantastic adventures await.
About those adventures...
If you’re into mountain sports you’ll love hiking and camping in the High Peaks, cycling our scenic byways, or mountain biking our ever-expanding trail networks. If that’s not your thing, don’t stop reading! Lake Placid is steeped in history, just take a tour of our Olympic venues to learn about the region’s connection to the world’s most popular sports competition. We hosted the Winter Olympics twice, and our 1980 Rink was home to the famous Miracle On Ice hockey game in which the U.S. beat Russia. To dig into Lake Placid’s non-sports-related past, and to see knockout views of our mountains, head to John Brown Farm and explore the property. Located just behind the ski jumps, it’s the well-preserved former home and final resting place of the well-known abolitionist.
To get a true sense of how this region inspires people, visit one of Lake Placid’s art galleries to see local, Adirondack-inspired art. At the Lake Placid Center for the Arts you can also catch a play or musical performance by entertainers from big cities or from nearby communities — check their schedule, you never know what’s on deck! Our downtown movie theater is a great option for a mellow evening out, and for something a little wilder there’s often live music in the bars downtown.
Relax, we’ve got you covered
Yes, Lake Placid is an exciting place, but it’s also a great place to unwind and embrace the stress-relieving feeling nature provides. Our spas are fully equipped to make you feel perfectly pampered, and there’s nothing like getting your meal to go and enjoying it in one of the parks on Mirror Lake. Come summer, the public beach will be busy with people relaxing and playing in the sun, the water will be dotted with paddlers, and the nearby trails will be visited by nature lovers wearing happy smiles. It’s the type of perfect Lake Placid specializes in and it’s here, waiting for you. Start planning your perfect trip today!
Lake Placid's Events
The Adirondack Alpine village of Lake Placid is the perfect place to spend your vacation. Whether you plan on visiting for a day or a week it's sure to be event-FULL!
Travelers to the region will find Main Street and our venues hopping with action and special events.
Your perfect Adirondack adventure might include any number of fun happenings throughout the year. From skiing to s'mores, shopping to live music, there's a good mix for all ages!
Check out our events page to find the perfect match to enhance your upcoming vacation.
Invent Your Own Perfect Day!