What to Do

Invent your perfect winter to do list

Visit Lake Placid and invent your own perfect day. Nestled among the Adirondack Park's six million acres, our alpine village offers endless opportunity for outdoor recreation, unique attractions, shopping, dining and a variety of fun family activities.

Winter Wonderland

Winter in Lake Placid is an absolutely magical place full of recreation, entrainment and events! Lake Placid is top ranked year over year for best off the hill winter activities- there's always something to do. Winter in Lake Placid brings skating, cross country, sledding, snowshoeing, and of course skiing and snowboarding at Whiteface Mountain. While in town take a thrilling ride down the toboggan run, give pond hockey a try or even skate the perimeter of the lake!

Start planning your spring and summer vacation

With so much to see and do year round, it's never too early to begin planning your vacation. Here in the Adirondacks, we have endless mountains to climb including the 46 High Peaks, rivers to fish, fresh water lakes to kayak and canoe; along with vast evergreen forests to explore—discover our many outdoor activities. Bring your bike and ride through the region's dramatic landscape, offering quiet country roads to scenic mountain passes. Or pack your golf clubs and play a round on the many beautiful Lake Placid golf courses—the region boasts 13 including five signature championship layouts.

While in Lake Placid a must do is a 2.5 mile leisurely walk around Mirror Lake, have lunch at one of Lake Placid's many savory restaurants  and enjoy the fresh mountain air. In the evening attend one of the many inviting events, see a performance at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts or catch a movie at our historic theater on Main Street.

However you spend your time here, be sure to take advantage of lodging packages and special deals from our many accommodating Lake Placid Hotels. Build your itinerary on-line with our trip planner tool and then hit the road—straight to the heart of the Adirondacks. Start inventing your perfect day!