Attractions for every type of adventure

For a small mountain town, Lake Placid has mountains of things to do (see what we did there?), from Legacy Sites like the Olympic Center and Olympic Jumping Complex, to sight-seeing at scenic gorges and much more. There's an abundance of space for relaxation here, but also opportunity for adrenaline-inducing mountain coaster rides or inline skating with a view of the mountains. With so much outdoor adventure, great views, mountains, and lakes, Lake Placid's activities are plentiful and plenty fun!

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Mirror Lake - Winter
Lake Placid
(518) 523-2584

Lake Placid is a village in the mountains, and few things make that more evident than Mirror Lake. Sparkling in the winter snow, it beckon from behind the downtown buildings, as visitors and locals explore the frozen lake while taking in great views.

  
Lake Placid Sinfonietta
PO Box 1303, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2051

The Orchestra of the Adirondacks The Lake Placid Sinfonietta, Stuart Malina Music Director performs in Lake Placid and the surrounding Adirondack region for six weeks every summer. This fully professional chamber orchestra features twenty top...

  
Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Center at Whiteface Club & Resort
373 Whiteface Inn Lane, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2551

The Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Center at Whiteface Club and Resort boasts the finest groomed, set track in Lake Placid plus professional instructions, ski shop and rentals (including snowshoes). Open throughout the winter, weather permitting, daily, 9am...

  
Skating at the Olympic Oval
2634 Main Street, Lake Placid
(518) 523-1655

Skate circles around your friends and family on the same ice where Eric Heiden won an astounding five Olympic gold medals in 1980! The Olympic Skating Oval is one of the few outdoor rinks of its kind left in the country and it sits in the heart of the...

  
The Peaks Paintbar
2422 Main Street, Lake Placid
(518) 302-5252

A paint and sip venue in the heart of the village of Lake Placid. An artist-led paint instruction session fun for all ages.

  
Discover Biathlon at Mt Van Hoevenberg
220 Bobsled Run Lane, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2811

Feel the rush of a biathlete as you test your marksmanship skills at the Mt Van Hoevenberg Cross Country and Biathlon Center. In the summer months, obviously you can't ski the trails without snow, but you can get heart racing —

  
Cliffside Coaster
220 Bobsled Run Lane, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2811

The longest coaster in North America is designed like a bobsled track and puts visitors in the driver's seat. Riders control their speed through sharp corners and cliffside banks on a track that winds through pristine forests and offers stunning views.

  
Adirondack Riverwalking & Forest Bathing
Lake Placid
(518) 637-2963

Slow down, unplug and immerse your senses in nature. Our experienced guides invite you through a series of brief ever-changing sensory activities to explore nature in the Adirondacks in new ways. Adirondack Riverwalking offers outdoor guided...

  
Lake Placid Olympic Museum
2634 Main Street, Lake Placid
(518) 302-5326

Explore the legacy of the Olympic Games with exciting exhibits, including video highlights, athletes' uniforms and equipment, a collection of Olympic torches, mascots, the first gold medal ever awarded, and more!

  
Lake Placid Toboggan Chute
Mirror Lake, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

Open only in the winter, this 30-foot high structure sends toboggans down an ice-covered chute onto frozen Mirror Lake.

  
Indoor Climbing at Mt Van Hoevenberg
31 VanHoevenberg Way, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2811

Indoor Climbing at Mt Van Hoevenberg is the perfect destination for climbers of all skill levels! With more than 1500 feet of climbing space and a 30-foot top rope wall, there's something for everyone.

  
Lake Placid Legacy Sites Passport
Lake Placid
(518) 523-1655

Embark on a memorable adventure as you explore the renowned Lake Placid Legacy Sites and indulge in our top-rated activities, all at an incredible value! This exclusive package is tailor-made for visitors looking to enjoy three or more activities...