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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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...

  
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...

  
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...

  
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...

  
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...

  
Adirondack Rock Climbing Center
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 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...

  
Sail Adirondacks
Saranac Lake
(518) 524-0073

Sail Adirondacks is the region's only crewed sailing experience on a fleet of classic sailboats. With locations in Saranac Lake (for Sailing on Lower Saranac Lake) and Port Henry (for sailing on Lake Champlain), you will have an opportunity to sail in...

  
Ausable Chasm
2144 Route 9, Au Sable Chasm
(518) 834-7454

The oldest natural attraction in the United States (est. 1870), the sites of the chasm are breathtaking. Formed of sandstone that is 500 million years old from a time geologists call the Cambrian period. Hike the 5+ miles of scenic trails, float the...

  
High Falls Gorge
4761 Route 86, Wilmington
(518) 946-2278

High Falls Gorge is the Adirondacks' most breathtaking, year-round, 30 minute walk. Witness four majestic waterfalls cascading over rocks into a deep crevice carved a billion years ago, learn about all the natural wonders of the falls, grab a bite to...

  
Adirondack Carousel
2 Depot StreetPO Box 1059, Saranac Lake
(518) 891-9521

Fun for all ages at the Adirondack Carousel The Adirondack Carousel is a unique and beautiful venue providing old fashioned fun for all ages. The 24 hand carved carousel animals are indigenous to the Adirondacks, the rounding boards are regional...

  
Wild Flow Mountain Bike Tours
Plattsburgh
(518) 682-6066

The Adirondack Mountains have long been home to true outdoor enthusiasts. The people that reside and visit here live and breath the life given off by these mountains, grounding themselves among the peaks and valleys of the North Country. For a...