Summer & Fall Outdoor Activities
Take advantage of Lake Placid's protected Adirondack setting, and its proximity to the outdoor adventures that the endless waterways and mountain terrain provide.
From family-friendly trails, such as Scarface Mountain, to challenging High Peaks hikes, there is a way for everyone to explore the Adirondacks. Thousands of lakes, ponds and miles of river provide ample navigable flatwater paddling, whitewater rafting, boating and plenty of fishing, including the famed fly-fishing mecca of the West Branch of the Ausable. Hunters should bring their bow, rifle or shotgun for the small and big game challenges that await. Bird watchers should bring their binoculars - the varied elevation, and the mix of woods, coniferous forests and open fields provide migration and nesting for a variety of birds.
For those so inclined, the Gneiss Cliffs of the Adirondacks have been a rock climbing destination for decades. Some would argue that the Adirondacks are best experienced on two wheels - and the region is a must-ride for both knobby and road tire sets. And there are plenty of licensed guides to show you the way. They know the Adirondack landscape, waterways, flora, fauna, history and lore better than anyone - and they'll gladly impart their outdoor knowledge and technical skills to those who wish to explore the largest protected wilderness in the continental US.