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.

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

The rumors are true! The Toboggan Chute received a makeover, and now it's open for business! Open only in the winter, this 30-foot high structure sends toboggans down an ice-covered chute onto frozen Mirror Lake. Depending on weather conditions...

  
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 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...

  
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...

  
Experience Outdoors
4948 Cascade Road, Lake Placid
(518) 524-7944

Capturing the essence of the Adirondack Park is one of our primary goals, second only to ensuring that our guests are having a good time. Nestled on Scott's Cobble Mountain in Lake Placid - rests our Zip Line Tour that consists of six (6) zips and...

  
Bowlwinkles Family Entertainment Center
2750 Main Street, Lake Placid
(518) 523-7868

Bowlwinkles is a quaint little Brunswick bowling Center, right in the heart of Lake Placid, New York. You won't want to miss us. We offer great food and & a variety of fun that everyone can enjoy. The only bar & grill that offers NYS Quickdraw.

  
Emerald Springs Ranch
651 State Route 186, Lake Clear
(518) 891-3727

Experience the Adirondacks from horseback at Emerald Springs Ranch. Explore our many private trails a short 30 minute drive from Lake Placid. All of our tours include professionally trained horses and expert guides to show you the way. Each ride...

  
Disc Golf at Whiteface Mountain
5021 Route 86, Wilmington
(518) 946-2223

Disc Golf opening July 2, 2021! Disc golf is a fun and accessible activity for all ages and athletic ranges. Our nine-hole course utilizes the lower portion of Whiteface around some of your favorite trails, like Lower Valley, Round About, Boreen...

  
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...

  
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...

  
Adirondack Watersports
Saranac Lake
(518) 241-1775

Jet Ski Tours. Personal watercraft (PWC), also known as Jet Skis, are an exciting and fun activity and a great way to spend the day out on the pristine waters of the Adirondacks. Our adventure tours are a short drive away from Lake Placid and take...

  
The Wild Center
45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake
(518) 359-7800

Three years running, The Wild Center was named the People's Choice top attraction in the Adirondacks by the readers of Adirondack Life. To top it all off, The Wild Center's Wild Walk, a trail across the treetops, has opened to rave reviews. It's all...