Experience a classic winter Adirondack tradition

When Mirror Lake freezes over, mushers set up shop along Main Street in Lake Placid. Visitors can walk down to the lake, and pay the driver directly to experience this exciting sled ride across the ice. 

Running in prime conditions

This is a weather-dependent activity. The Mushers (guides) will determine daily if the conditions are suitable. Conditions can and do change quickly throughout the winter season. When the ice has too much water on it, or the ice is unsafe but there is enough snow on the ground, the dog sled rides will operate at the Lake Placid Horse Show grounds.

Dog Sled Rides on Mirror Lake
Couple smiles as they enjoy a ride in a dog. Heavy snow on Mirror Lake in Lake Placid.
Dogsleds pull riders on Mirror Lake in Lake Placid
Couple enjoys a romantic dog sled ride during a snowstorm in Lake Placid.
Close up of a husky before taking off on the next sled ride.

When are dog sled rides available and where do I go for a ride?  

There are two dog sled teams operating on Mirror Lake, one team can be found at 1 Main St. Park, (on the ice behind Players Sports Bar) and the second team is located on the ice behind the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort.

Rides begin the day after Christmas and run Thursday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. behind the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort. During holiday weeks (Christmas, New Year's, and President's Day Week) the rides are seven days a week. Please note: For dog sled rides on Mirror Lake, the lake must be frozen solid where the dogs run, and the conditions must be perfect. These businesses are privately owned and all hours are subject to change at their discretion. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a ride cost?

$20 per person.

How many passengers can ride at one time?

4-5 depending on size.

Can I make reservations in advance?

No, it is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

How old must you be to ride the dog sleds (age restrictions for children)?

There are no age restrictions, all can enjoy.

What should I wear for my ride?

Warm clothing, mittens, hats, and boots are suggested.

Where can I watch the dog sled rides?

They can be watched from both ends of Mirror Lake, Main St., or along the lake.

Results for "Dog Sled Rides"

Mike Arnold Dog Sled Rides
On Mirror Lake, Lake Placid
(518) 323-7622
Thunder Mountain Dog Sled Tours
On Mirror Lake, Lake Placid
(518) 891-6239