What to Do
Blue Sky Days, Brisk Clear Nights... The Mountains Are Calling
It's time to start planning your spring & summer getaways
From a quick weekend getaway to breathe in the brisk mountain air, to a week-long family hiking trip, with so much to see and do, it's never too early to begin planning your vacation. If you're looking for family activities we have plenty to choose from. Here in the Adirondacks, we have endless mountains to climb including the 46 High Peaks, rivers to fish, and freshwater lakes to swim, kayak and canoe. Our vast evergreen forests are just waiting for you to explore, the hardest part is deciding which of our many outdoor activities you want to start with. Bring your bike and ride through the region's dramatic landscape. Choose terrain ranging from quiet country roads to scenic mountain passes. Pack your hiking boots and hit the trails - you'll find that Lake Placid is the perfect starting (and landing) point for your adventure: 2 hours, half-day, weekend hikes... choose your perfect trail and don't forget the camera - trust us, you'll find plenty of picture-worthy spots along the way!
While in Lake Placid, a must-do is a 2.5 mile, leisurely walk around Mirror Lake complete with a stop for lunch at one of Lake Placid's many savory restaurants. Enjoy the fresh mountain air while taking in the beautiful views. In the evening attend one of the many inviting events, enjoy an ice show at the Olympic Center, or catch a movie at the historic Palace Theatre 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 online with our trip planner tool and then hit the road—straight to the heart of the Adirondacks. Start inventing your perfect day!