Winter Winners: Adirondack Playdates

1. Ice skating

Lace up and hit the lake. It's a free, 2 mile groomed ice skating loop that's open daily when the ice is thick enough. It doesn’t get much better than that. Not 100% confident about skating on a lake? Skate on the Olympic Oval on Main Street instead!

2. Cross-country skiing

Park your car, clip into your skis, and go! Whether you choose to make first tracks in the backcountry or kick through the groomed tracks at one of our cross-country ski centers, exploring our Adirondack trails is fun for beginners and challenging for experts.

3. Dog sled rides

Is that barking? As you stroll down Main Street on most winter days, you might hear the unmistakable sounds of the dog sled team! Follow the whistles to the shore of Mirror Lake and you'll be greeted by mushers ready to take you on an unforgettable ride on the frozen lake.

4. Sledding

Squeals and laughter abound — dig your flexible flyer out of the garage and get ready to tackle our favorite sliding spots. You’ll find kids of all ages flying down the hills at the Lake Placid Golf Course! For a tamer time, head to John Brown Farm State Historic Site, where you can tow the kids through the fields. Looking for something a bit more extreme? Try the toboggan chute!

5. Fat tire biking

Pavement optional! Fairly new to the game, fat tire biking is quickly becoming a favorite Adirondack activity. Sporting larger-than-average tires, it didn't take winter-lovers long to discover these bikes are perfect for exploring our snow-covered trails. 

6. Walk or snowshoe

These boots were made for walking, and we know why! There's something supremely peaceful about strolling in a winter wonderland. Whether you choose your favorite pair of warm winter boots and stroll around the 2.7- mile Mirror Lake Walkway, or strap on a pair of snowshoes and hit the Heaven Hill Trails, the Adirondacks are the perfect place to connect with nature. 

7. Ice hockey

Whether playing an organized game or looking for a quick pickup game, Lake Placid is hockey central. You'll find players of all abilities and ages on our indoor and outdoor groomed rinks. Of course, we know there's nothing like a spirited game of pond hockey — so hit the lake for an evening game before skating up to one of our cozy pubs or restaurants!

8. Downhill skiing

Whiteface Mountain has 300 acres of skiable terrain, 86 trails, and 11 lifts. Need we say more? 

9. Perfectly quaint alpine village

Aside from the myriad outdoor activities, there are mom-and-pop shops to browse, Olympic venues to tour, high-end spas to indulge in, live music and family festivals to partake in, unique restaurants where you can get a true taste of the Adirondacks, and cozy lodging to rest your weary head.

The only real question is how will you invent your own perfect day? We suggest you start here!

Why do we love Lake Placid?

Lake Placid is the perfect choice for planning an Adirondack family vacation, romantic getaway, or visit with friends. 

Aside from the myriad outdoor activities, there are mom-and-pop shops to browse, Olympic venues to tour, high-end spas to indulge in, live music and family festivals to partake in, unique restaurants where you can get a true taste of the Adirondacks, and cozy lodging to rest your weary head. The only real question is: How will you invent your own perfect day?  

We suggest you start here!

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Staying at Indian in

My far her Ani found the lake when I was very young then. We went some years. When I got married I took my son wife there for many years. We stayed at point breeze don and Jean Langley were the best. We had a boat every day

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