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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.

Fort Ticonderoga
Location: 102 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, New York
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Whiteface Adventure Zone
Location: 5021 NY 86, Wilmington, 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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Bowlwinkles Family Entertainment Center
Location: 2750 Main Street, Lake Placid, New York
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Whiteface Veterans' Memorial Highway
Location: 646 Whiteface Mountain Road, Wilmington, New York
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Adirondack Carousel
Location: 2 Depot Street, Saranac Lake, New York
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Dewey Mountain Recreation Center
Location: Route 3, Saranac Lake, New York
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Adirondack Heli Tours
Location: 27 Airport Road, Lake Placid, New York
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Extreme Tubing at the Olympic Jumping Complex
Location: 5486 Cascade Road, Lake Placid, New York
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SUP LP @ Locker Room 5
Location: 2573 Main St, Lake Placid, New York
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The Wild Center
Location: 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake, New York
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Olympic Sites Passport
Location: 2634 Main Street, Lake Placid, New York
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Farmhouse Go-Carts
Location: ., Gabriels, New York
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Discover Biathlon at Mt. Van Hoevenberg
Location: 220 Bobsled Run Lane, Lake Placid, New York
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Ausable Chasm
Location: 2144 Route 9, Au Sable Chasm, New York
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Whiteface Mountain Gondola Rides
Location: 5021 Route 86, Wilmington, New York
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Experience Outdoors
Location: 4948 Cascade Road, Lake Placid, New York
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Saranac Lake Laboratory Museum
Location: 89 Church St, Saranac Lake, New York
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US Olympic Training Center
Location: 196 Old Military Road, Lake Placid, New York
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