The Adirondacks are brimming with adventure
Of course, being outside is what we like to do here in Lake Placid, but it doesn't all have to be rugged, backcountry, High Peak exploration. Our favorite thing about the outdoors here is the variety of things to do!
There's so much to do, whether it’s a summertime day hike to an open summit, a relaxing fall paddle on Mirror Lake, or a wintery snowshoe around John Brown Farm State Historic Site. Solo adventurers, families, couples, retired travelers, and even pets will love the endless opportunities in this Olympic host city. Our highest mountains dominate the skyline, beckoning to those adventurous enough to scale them and capturing the imagination of everyone. Winter, summer, spring, and fall, Lake Placid is the perfect place to get out, do, and enjoy the great outdoors.
But we know not everyone is here for the same reason, and that's why we invite you to "invent your own perfect day." Your perfect day might be shopping on Main Street. Or dining by an outdoor fireplace in the fresh, mountain air. Or maybe it's taking a scenic drive through Cascade Pass, or exploring new mountain bike trails among gorgeous fall foliage. You can even visit the sites of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games for a more curated experience. No matter what season you visit, don't miss the chance to visit Whiteface Mountain, home to great skiing and riding, hiking trails, gondola rides, and even a drive to the summit!
The "what to do" is up to you in Lake Placid, but we promise the memories made here will bring home the gold!