Close your eyes and imagine beautiful, serene nature — rolling hills covered in snow, high peaks, and clear, fresh air. In the midst of all that beauty, sits Lake Placid, New York, a classic, legendary mountain town. Up-to-date and wonderfully historic, it's the perfect place to invent your perfect day.

Completely Placid

Lake Placid is an opportunity to enjoy fresh, mountain air, and majestic views. The landscape sparkles in the fallen snow and welcomes all sorts of outdoor activity. For that perfect mountain-town evening, stroll the quaint Main Street or attend a unique event!

Nature is never far from downtown. For everyone from families to couples, adventurers to those looking to relax, there are opportunities to spend time outside. Head out for a quiet snowshoe hike, explore miles of cross-country ski trails, or give fat tire biking a try. Fuel up for any adventure at locally-loved and locally-owned restaurants and shops; they're all perfectly splendid. You'll find the best of everything right here!

Olympic-sized scenery

From smaller summits to ziplining over Olympic ski jumps to a mountain coaster on a historic Olympic mountainside, Lake Placid is legendary for big views, big scenery, and big history, but with a charming, small town twist, which is why we call it home. If you want to try skiing or riding at an Olympic mountain, head over to Whiteface! To us, it's all perfect. Visit us for a memorable getaway and invent your perfect day.

Perfecting Placid

Everyone needs a little love, including Lake Placid's infrastructure and Olympic facilities! A lot has changed in this little village over the years. Important, much needed projects are ongoing to make the village better than ever and to upgrade for the upcoming Lake Placid 2023 World University Games. You'll find a lot of improvements around town, from Main Street's sidewalk to the Speed Skating Oval, and more!

Love Your ADK 

By taking the Love Your Adirondacks Pledge and practicing Leave No Trace ethics you can help ensure that the forests, waterways, and communities of the Adirondacks remain beautiful and unique for generations to come.