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!

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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...

Experience Outdoors
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.

Lantern Lit Sleigh Rides
6319 Route 30, Lake Clear
(518) 891-1489

Bootlegger's Lantern-lit Sleigh Rides More than just a Lantern-lit Sleigh Ride! Choose from a Sleigh Ride, or a Sleigh Ride and Speakeasy Experience where you can explore one of the last original Adirondack Lodges. You'll need a password to get in...

Adirondack Riverwalking & Forest Bathing
Saranac Lake
(518) 637-2963

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...

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...

SUP LP @ Locker Room 5
2573 Main St, Lake Placid
(518) 302-5549

Whether you're new to Standup Paddle Boards (SUP) or a long time fan, there's no better way to have fun and see Mirror Lake than on top of one of these fun and safe paddle boards. Take your morning yoga routine out on the water with SUP Yoga, get your...

Discover the Adirondacks - Backcountry Tours
2739 Main Street, Lake Placid
(518) 523-3764

Ever wanted to learn how to Ice Climb? How about taking your alpine or nordic skiing to the next level with an off piste/backcountry adventure? High Peaks Mountain Guides can show you the ropes with their introductory adventure programming. The...

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 converted ski jump trestle sends toboggans down an ice-covered chute onto frozen Mirror Lake. Depending on weather...

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,...

Olympic Sites Passport
2634 Main Street, Lake Placid
(518) 523-1655

Rarely does one ticket do so much--the Olympic Sites Passport is perfect for folks planning a visit to the area, giving you access to every one of the Lake Placid Olympic Sites! The Passport is available for purchase online and in person at all of the...

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...

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...