Traveling With The Family

Lake Placid family fun

When visiting Lake Placid, New York  you'll have so many activities to enjoy, the only question is where to begin? Maybe it’s hiking one of the Adirondack High Peaks, swimming and paddling on Mirror Lake, or perhaps a visit to the Olympic venues for a ride in a bobsled. Whether you have a few free hours or a few free days, discover the great time you and your family can have at a variety of Adirondack activities.

Fun in nature

  • Explore the wild nature of the Adirondacks at The Wild Center. A must-see, “Glorious” says The Wall Street Journal and “Stunning” says New York Times!
  • Ausable Chasm and High Falls Gorge, two of America's first natural attractions, offer stunning views of the river gorge and provide insight into how water can carve its way through the landscape. 
  • Visit the nearby Adirondack Museum and learn how man settled these wilderness expanses and learned to live in harmony with the environment.

Historic ADK

  • A visit to Fort Ticonderoga (American's Fort) and Crown Point will throw you back in time to the French and Indian War era. You might even find a reenactment taking place!
  • Take a round-trip ride on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, this historic train rambles through the woods for a memorable ride to nearby Saranac Lake. Once you disembark there is time to visit the nearby park, several art galleries and downtown stores, grab a snack for the ride back, and of course take a ride on the Adirondack Carousel, all located just a short stroll from the Saranac Lake train station.

Dogs are family, too

If your family includes a furry friend, the village of Lake Placid is a great place for dogs — and offers many pet-friendly lodging options. 

Events, shopping, and dining for the whole family

With a variety of cultural and athletic events, you're certain to find something of interest during your stay. After a day of seeing the sites, enjoy a meal at one of Lake Placid’s various restaurants, stroll the downtown shops, and find a cozy place to call home for the evening at one Lake Placid’s many lodging optionsTake a look at the latest lodging packages and save on your stay.


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