Attractions for every type of adventure

For a small mountain town, Lake Placid has plenty to do, from locally-owned and -operated horse-drawn sleigh rides to ice, scenic gorges and much more. There is plenty of space for relaxation here, but also for good, old-fashioned outdoor playtime, whether you're into downhill skiing, ice skating, hockey, or just a serene walk in the woods. With so much outdoor adventure, great views, mountains, and frozen lakes, Lake Placid's activities are plentiful and plenty fun!

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

The newly opened Climbing Center at Mt. Van Hoevenberg is a must stop for indoor climbing enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. With over 1500' of climbing space and a 30' wall, come ready to have some fun! With three belays, multiple lead options, a...

  
Mountain Pass Lodge Hiking Center
31 Van Hoevenberg Way, Lake Placid

The new hiking center at the Mountain Pass Lodge at Mount Van Hoevenberg provides hikers with the opportunity to regroup before or after a hike, and use front country amenities before heading off on the trail.

  
Sky Flyer Zipline
5486 Cascade Road, Lake Placid
(518) 523-1655

Glide down the same flight path as ski jumpers and experience the exhilaration of flight on a unique zipline with unparalleled views. Venue: Olympic Jumping Complex. Open: Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, beginning May 27, 2022.

  
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.

  
Skyride Experience
5486 Cascade Road, Lake Placid
(518) 523-1655

Feel the woosh of ski jumpers just feet away, launching themselves the length of a football field. Explore the jumps and towers while riding with friends and family on an eight-person gondola. Then take the glass-enclosed elevator to the observation...

  
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.

  
Bobsled Rides at the Olympic Sports Complex
220 Bobsled Run Road, Lake Placid
(518) 523-4436

There are few places on earth you can have an experience like this! Take on the exact same bobsled experience Olympic athletes get as you race down the track at speeds up to 50mph! You'll have one of our professional drivers and brakemen leading the...

  
Adirondack Snowmobile
42 Dandelion Way, Lake Placid
(518) 523-4360

Experience the Adirondacks in a whole new way with Adirondack Snowmobiles. Join Gary "the Captain" Bishop and race down trails and through areas deep in the mountains that are rarely seen. Adirondack Snowmobiles is the only tour operator with machines...

  
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.

  
Ice 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...

  
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...