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.
  • 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

  • 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!
  • 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.

Mid's Park
Location: 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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Adirondack Carousel, Inc.
Location: 2 Depot Street, Saranac Lake, New York
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Whiteface Mountain Veteran's Memorial Highway
Location: Memorial Highway, Wilmington, New York
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Bowlwinkles Family Entertainment Center
Location: 2750 Main Street, Lake Placid, New York
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Lake Placid Summer Passport
Location: Various Olympic Venues, Lake Placid, New York
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Ausable Chasm
Location: 2144 Route 9, Ausable Chasm, New York
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High Falls Gorge
Location: 4761 Route 86, Wilmington, New York
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Adirondack Harvest
Location: 3 Sisco Street, Westport, New York
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Lake Placid Marina & Boat Tours
Location: Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, New York
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ADK Aquatics
Location: 35 Victor Herbert Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Santa's Workshop
Location: 324 Whiteface Memorial Highway, Wilmington, New York
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Adirondac Rafting Company
Location: ., Lake Placid, New York
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Pirates Cove Adventure Golf
Location: 1980 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, New York
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The Airbag Jump
Location: 5201 NYS State Route 86, Wilmington, New York
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Adirondack Flying Service
Location: 27 Airport Lane, Lake Placid, New York
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Whiteface Mountain: The Exhibit
Location: 646 Whiteface Mountain Rd, Wilmington, New York
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Boots & Birdies
Location: 1991 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, New York
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Fort Ticonderoga
Location: 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, New York
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High Peaks Cyclery's Rock Gym | Biking | Hiking
Location: 2733 Main Street, Lake Placid, New York
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Tucker Farms Inc./The Great ADK Corn Maze
Location: 112 Hobart Road, Gabriels, New York
Phone: 518-327-5054
Emerald Springs Adk Ranch & Animal Reserve, LLC
Location: 651 State Rte. 186, Saranac Lake, New York
Phone: 518-891-3727
Essex County Fish Hatchery
Location: Creek Rd. (County Rte 2), Crown Point, New York
Phone: 518-597-3844
Adirondack Scenic Railroad
Location: 242 Station Street, Lake Placid, New York
Phone: 518-523-4237
Elfenwood Alpacas
Location: 69 Santo Lane, AuSable Forks, New York
Phone: 518-569-2413

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