There is more than one way to see nature in the Lake Placid region, and if venturing into the backcountry on your own seems daunting we have just the thing for you. Beyond our downtown shops and restaurants you can follow walkways that plunge the depths of our deepest gorges, you can take a tour and cruise through — or above — the forest. Some of these adventurous activities are wheelchair accessible, some are guided, and all are a perfect way to see our natural beauty safely and with minimal time spent preparing for the day. 

If you're looking to get deeper into the Adirondack backcountry, hire one of our famous Adirondack guides. They'll make all of the preparations — you just need to show up and enjoy the adventure!

Leave No Trace and Love Your ADK

The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.

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

In the summer, we zip line, in the winter, we explore! Let us help you plan your next great outdoor adventure this winter. Our licensed Adirondack Guides will take care of all your trip planning needs.

  
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...

  
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...

  
Country Dreams Farm - Sleigh Rides
200 John Brown Road, Lake Placid
(518) 561-8941

Treat yourself to a horse-drawn sleigh ride wrapped in warm blankets while taking in the aroma of pine boughs, and listening to the sound of sleigh bells in the crisp Lake Placid air. The sleigh ride will take you back to a simpler time. Sleigh rides...

  
Scenic Tours with Adirondack Flying Service
27 Airport Lane, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2473

Adirondack Scenic Flights "I'll never forget the first time I flew over the Adirondacks!" Our scenic flights take off from Lake Placid airport, just on the edge of the village of Lake Placid. Choose the 20-minute scenic tour featuring Olympic venues,...

  
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...

  
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...

  
Guided Hiking Tours at Whiteface Mountain
Wilmington
(518) 946-2223

90 minutes of exploring the Adirondack woods will do a lot for the soul! Join one of our guides along the banks of the West Branch of the Ausable River. As you pass through cool stands of hemlocks, tracing the river's zigs and zags on the Stag Brook...

  
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 Riverwalking & Forest Bathing
Saranac Lake
(518) 651-6560

Picture it now: You are in the forest on a crisp winter day. The snow is falling lightly and all you can hear are the soft sounds of your snowshoes and the chirping of the chickadees as you meander through the woods, invited by your guide to...

  
Adirondac Rafting Company
6440 NY 30, Indian Lake
(518) 523-1635

BOOK NOW Adirondac Rafting Company invites you to run the wild and scenic Hudson River Gorge. The gorge run is a 16 mile, 4-5 hour adventure trip with plenty of whitewater fun. Adirondac Rafting Company provides highly skilled, licensed, and fun river...

  
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...