Hike, Bike and Paddle Your Way through the Adirondacks
Lake Placid, NY (May 18, 2011)—This summer, visit Lake Placid and discover the Adirondacks' terrain— wild and rugged, beautiful and scenic—on foot, bike or boat. Home to New York's highest peaks, pristine waterways and thousands of miles of marked hiking trails, the Lake Placid region offers unforgettable outdoor adventures for explorers of all ages.
In the Adirondacks, bikers, cyclists and thrill seekers alike can explore quiet country roads, scenic mountain passes and rugged off-road terrain. Bring your bike and discover all the Lake Placid cycling routes including the Ironman loop, the Wilmington Notch, Pine Pond and Whiteface Mountain—all feature picturesque mountain panoramas.
For hiking enthusiasts, the region provides easy access to over 2,000 miles of designated Adirondack trails—from family-friendly excursions to challenging mountain treks. Lake Placid is the perfect base camp for hikers ranging from those aspiring to climb every one of the High Peaks, to families and friends eager to simply get outside. Whatever your experience level, the many Lake Placid hiking trails accommodate all ages and abilities.
If water recreation is your forte, it's easy to make a splash in the Adirondacks. The region is home to 3,000 lakes and ponds and more than 30,000 miles of streams feeding 6,000 miles of river. The Village of Lake Placid sits on the shores of Mirror Lake and is a short walk from Lake Placid.
The waterways provide navigable flatwater and whitewater for paddling, boating and plenty of fishing. Launch a canoe or kayak from the shore, consider a Lake Placid whitewater rafting excursion on the nearby Hudson River or embark on an Adirondack camping adventure and paddle to an island campsite.
Whatever your Adirondack adventure entails, don't miss popular Lake Placid events and annual competitions including the Lake Placid Marathon on June 12, 2011, the Lake Placid Horseshows June 28-July 3 and Ironman Lake Placid on July 24, 2011.
Lake Placid is a four season destination in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, offering diverse experiences, outdoor adventures, unique events and an ever-changing backdrop to complement all life's activities. The charming Main Street is lined with a variety of shops, restaurants and attractions. Plan your summer vacation to Lake Placid and take advantage of Adirondack lodging packages from the many Lake Placid hotels.