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!

The Adirondacks are brimming with adventure

There's so much to do. Whether it’s a day hike to an open summit, a snowshoe around John Brown Farm State Historic Site, or a relaxing paddle on Mirror Lake. Solo adventurers, families, couples, retired travelers, and even pets will love the endless opportunities in this Olympic village. Our highest mountains dominate the skyline, beckoning to those adventurous enough to climb 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 strolling down Main Street. Or dining outdoors in the fresh, mountain air. Or maybe it's taking a scenic drive through Cascade Pass. Or exploring new mountain bike trails. You can even visit the sites of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games for a more curated experience. If you're here in winter, don't glide pass to ski or ride like an Olympian at Whiteface Mountain

The "what to do" is up to you in Lake Placid, but we promise the memories made here will bring home the gold!

Leave No Trace

The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.

Seven Principles of Leave No Trace