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Fun Family Attractions

Enjoy Family-Friendly Entertainment in the Adirondacks

Whether you have a few free hours or several free days on your trip to Lake Placid, discover the great time you and your family can have at a variety of authentic, natural Adirondack attractions.

Nature Fun

  • Some of America's oldest natural attractions – including Ausable Chasm and High Falls Gorge - offer stunning views of river gorges and provide insight into how water carves its way through the landscape. When the seasons change, so do the views. Explore these attractions on snowshoes or sneakers!
  • Explore the wild nature of the Adirondacks at The Wild Center. "Glorious" says The Wall Street Journal and "Stunning" says The New York Times!

Adirondack History

  • In the warmer months, visit the nearby Adirondack Museum to discover how man settled in wilderness expanses throughout the Adirondacks and learned to live in harmony with the environment.
  • A visit to Fort Ticonderoga (America's Fort) and Crown Point can provide a historic trip back in time to the French and Indian War era. You might even find a reenactment taking place!
  • When the tracks are clear of snow, it's time to take a ride on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad and see the beautiful Adirondacks by train. 

Top Family Attractions

  • Two-time home of the Winter Olympic Games, tour Lake Placid's Olympic sites where you can experience the ski jumps, take a bobsled ride, and, on many occasions, see Olympic athletes train.
  • Santa's Workshop has been a beloved family attraction since 1949. This theme park specializes in entertaining kids and the young at heart, with attractions geared toward children 48 inches and smaller. Take a trip back time to this storybook village!
     

After a day of seeing the sites, enjoy a meal at one of Lake Placid's various kid-friendly restaurants, stroll the downtown shops, and find a cozy place to call home for the evening at one of Lake Placid's many lodging options.

Dewey Mountain Recreation Area
Location: Route 3, Saranac Lake, New York
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The Airbag Jump
Location: 5201 NYS State Route 86, Wilmington, New York
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Mirror Lake
Location: 49 Parkside Drive, Lake Placid, New York
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Olympic Oval Skating
Location: 2634 Main Street, Lake Placid, New York
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Adirondack Riverwalking
Location: Lake Placid, New York
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Ice Skating in Saranac Lake
Location: Ampersand Avenue, Saranac Lake, New York
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ADK Aquatics - Watersports & Boat Tours
Location: 35 Victor Herbert Rd., Lake Placid, New York
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Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
Location: 1980 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, New York
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Adirondac Rafting Company
Location: 6440 NY 30, Indian Lake, New York
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Boots & Birdies
Location: 1991 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, New York
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Adirondack Flying Service
Location: 27 Airport Lane, Lake Placid, New York
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Adirondack Carousel, Inc.
Location: 2 Depot Street, Saranac Lake, New York
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Olympic Sites Passport
Location: Various Olympic Venues, Lake Placid, New York
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Fat Bike Rentals, Tours, Lessons
Location: 2733 Main Street, Lake Placid, New York
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The Wild Center
Location: 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake, New York
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Bowlwinkles Family Entertainment Center
Location: 2750 Main Street, Lake Placid, New York
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Fort Ticonderoga
Location: 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, New York
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High Falls Gorge
Location: 4761 Route 86, Wilmington, New York
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Whiteface Mountain: The Exhibit
Location: 646 Whiteface Mountain Rd, Wilmington, New York
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Ausable Chasm
Location: 2144 Route 9, Au Sable Chasm, New York
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Adirondack Harvest
Location: 3 Sisco Street, Westport, New York
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Skating on Mirror Lake
Location: 49 Parkside Drive, Lake Placid, New York
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Mid's Park
Location: Main Street, Lake Placid, New York
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Paul Smith's College VIC
Location: 8023 Route 30, Paul Smiths, New York
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Whiteface Mountain Veteran's Memorial Highway
Location: Memorial Highway, Wilmington, New York
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