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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Big Z's at Lake Placid Lanes
2750 Main St., Lake Placid
(518) 302-5245

Big Z's at Lake Placid Lanes, located on Main Street, is your spot for hours of fun and entertainment for those looking for things to do in Lake Placid. Our bowling alley offers 8 state-of-the-art lanes equipped with on-demand ordering systems so you...

  
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...

  
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.

  
The Candle Bar at Pure Placid
2470 Main Street, Lake Placid
(518) 302-5009

Pure Placid Candle Bar provides a place where friends can gather, connect, and create. Our candle pouring workshops offer an opportunity to create lasting memories and a candle that is unique to you. Come join us as we teach you the art of making and...

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

This is your chance to give the sport of biathlon a shot! During the winter season, Discover Biathlon with a cross country skiing lesson and professional instruction on our Olympic Biathlon Range. Take a ski lesson to start the program or just join...

  
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.

  
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!

  
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.

  
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.

  
Adirondack Aviation Academy - Scenic Flights
27 Airport Road, Lake Placid
(240) 461-1543

Adirondack Aviation Academy is a premier flight school offering flight instruction, pilot certifications and scenic flights. Located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, Adirondack Aviation Academy provides truly unique experiences for all ages....

  
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.

  
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...