Close your eyes and imagine beautiful, serene nature — rolling hills, 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 blazes with vibrant colors in fall, the perfect time to take a cool hike, stroll quaint Main Street around Mirror Lake, or take that scenic boat tour you've always wanted to try.

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: for a quiet paddle, explore hundreds of miles of hiking trails, and cycle countless road cycling loops. 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. To us, it is 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, and the village is currently working on important, much needed projects to make the village better than ever. Construction on Main Street has been paused from July to September, but we hope you'll pardon a bit of dust here and there!

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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.