Lake Placid Family Fun
When visiting Lake Placid, New York in the winter months you'll have so many activities to enjoy, the only question is where to begin? You, or a licensed Adirondack guide, can teach your children about our Adirondack history of playing in the snow, how to snowshoe in the woods and identify wildlife, flora and fauna, the names of our surrounding mountains and more - travel memories to last a lifetime. Besides a hands-on educational experience, our area offers a host of outdoor activities that will make a vacation in Lake Placid an ongoing family tradition.
What better way to enjoy your winter vacation than to make a snow angel on the lake, careen down the Lake Placid toboggan chute, go sledding or tubing on the golf course hills, or just shop in our many unique stores.
Nearby Whiteface Mountain is perfect for family skiing, even if you've never skied. Only a short distance from the Whiteface Mountain Base Lodge is Kid's Kampus, dedicated to kids and separated from the main mountain trails, but accessible to parents on skies or by shuttle. Well known for its ski school for many decades, you'll learn to ski or get a brush-up on your technique. There is terrain galore for skiers and riders of all abilities at this family friendly mountain, boasting the highest vertical drop East of the Mississippi.
With a variety of cultural and athletic events, you're ceratin to find something of interest during your stay. 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. Take a look at the latest lodging packages and save on your stay this winter.
The inspiring mountain views provide the ideal backdrop for your next vacation. Make lasting memories in Lake Placid this year, whether you're coming up for a day, a week or an extended stay.
Some popular Lake Placid winter activities
- Taking in a show at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts
- Skating or pond hockey on Mirror Lake or a nearby pond
- Getting into the Olympic spirit at the Lake Placid Olympic Museum or Ski Jumps
- Taking a leisurely 2.7-mile walk around Mirror Lake
- Tobogganing on the historic Lake Placid Toboggan Chute
- Shopping for unique gifts and souvenirs on Main Street in Lake Placid
- Learning about the Adirondacks' history and culture at the Adirondack Wild Center
- Snow sports such as sledding, skiing, snowshoeing, snow tubing and skating
- Taking a sleigh ride in the forest
- Exploring the frozen waterfalls at High Falls Gorge
- A scenic plane ride over the Lake Placid region - spectacular in winter!
- Winter hiking or snowshoeing on short trails, such as Owl's Head, Cobble or the ever-popular Mt. Jo
We've been playing in the snow in Lake Placid now for over a hundred years! You can, too! So, book a reservation to visit Lake Placid today!