Lake Placid, Adirondacks
Imagine a place where winter feels timeless, where the snow covers the tops of ancient mountains and the village sparkles with twinkling lights and frost-covered windows. Dog sleds pass families on ice skates, kids toast s’mores on a bonfire, and a toboggan whizzes by, carrying laughter with it. This is the perfect winter town in the perfect winter place. This is Lake Placid.
Nature is right outside your door
A visit to Lake Placid is a complete experience. Downtown there are art galleries to explore, spas to pamper yourself in, and a wide range of restaurants and places to stay, from fine and fancy to completely casual. Mirror Lake borders the village, and there’s always action out on the ice — skating, pickup hockey, fat tire biking, cross-country skiing, dog sled rides, and the toboggan chute are all popular activities. Anyone looking to leave the pavement behind will find that nature is never far. The region is home to hundreds of miles of trails that are perfect for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.
It’s no secret that Lake Placid hosted the 1980 Winter Olympic Games. The famous Miracle On Ice hockey game happened right here, and visitors can tour the arena and see firsthand where history was made. The ski jumps are a sight to behold, especially when athletes are training on them, and anyone looking for a thrill can take a ride in a real bobsled at nearby Mount Van Hoevenberg. Head back into town and ice skate at the Olympic Oval, then go inside and tour the Olympic Museum!
To explore more of Lake Placid’s history, head out to John Brown Farm State Historic Site, where the famous abolitionist once lived and is now buried. If you go there, don’t forget your snowshoes! The property has plenty of scenic trails to explore.
Start planning your perfect trip today! You perfect winter day in Lake Placid is waiting for you!
Lake Placid's Events
The Adirondack Alpine village of Lake Placid is the perfect place to spend your vacation. Whether you plan on visiting for a day or a week it's sure to be event-FULL!
Travelers to the region will find Main Street and our venues hopping with action and special events.
Your perfect Adirondack adventure might include any number of fun happenings throughout the year. From skiing to s'mores, shopping to live music, there's a good mix for all ages!
Check out our events page to find the perfect match to enhance your upcoming vacation.
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