Attractions for every type of adventure

For a small mountain town, Lake Placid has plenty to do, from locally-owned and -operated scenic boat tours to scenic gorges and much more. There is plenty of space for relaxation here, but also for good, old-fashioned outdoor playtime. There's even miniature golf for a fun family-friendly challenge. With so much outdoor adventure, great views, mountains, and lakes, Lake Placid's activities are plentiful and plenty fun.

Mountain Coaster image courtesy Olympic Regional Development Agency.

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

The bobsled run is closed for the summer 2019 season. But don't worry! We have plenty of other Olympic sites for you to experience with your Olympic Sites Passport! The bobsled experience Get a taste of Lake Placid's Olympic history! Cruise down the...

  
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.

  
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.

  
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! This activity and many others are FREE...

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

It began, they say, more than a century ago as a training exercise for Norwegian soldiers, which goes a long way toward explaining how cross-country skiing and riflery met. The result is biathlon, the only sport that involves ski wax and bullets. And...

  
Lake Placid Boat Tours & Marina
Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid
(518) 523-9704

Wilderness beauty. Adirondack history. Serenity. Cruise the pristine waters of Lake Placid in one of our enclosed pontoon boats. The hour-long, narrated tour travels 16 miles on one of the world's most beautiful lakes. See and hear about the stately...

  
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...

  
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...

  
Mountain Biking at Mt. Van Hoevenberg
220 Bobsled Run Lane, Lake Placid
(518) 523-4436

This one stop experience will help you develop your Mountain Biking skills and provide a unique perspective to the Adirondack forest of the trails of Mt. Van Hoevenberg. The complete learn to mountain bike experience offers an hour long instruction...

  
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...

  
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.

  
Captain Marney's Boat Rental
35 Victor Herbert Drive, Lake Placid
(518) 523-9746

Captain Marney's Boat Rental has been in business for over 29 years and is named after a beautiful golden retriever named Marney who lived for 12 fantastic years. Many of her descendants still roam the shore line. Captain Marney's offer speed boats...