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.

Seven Principles of Leave No Trace

 

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4948 Cascade Rd, 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...

  
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...

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

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

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

Feel the rush of a biathlete as you test your marksmanship skills at the Mt Van Hoevenberg Cross Country and Biathlon Center. In the summer months, obviously you can't ski the trails without snow, but you can get heart racing —

  
Lake Placid Sinfonietta
PO Box 1303, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2051

The Orchestra of the Adirondacks The Lake Placid Sinfonietta, Stuart Malina Music Director performs in Lake Placid and the surrounding Adirondack region for six weeks every summer. This fully professional chamber orchestra features twenty top...

  
Skating at the Olympic Oval
2634 Main Street, Lake Placid
(518) 523-1655

Skate circles around your friends and family on the same ice where Eric Heiden won an astounding five Olympic gold medals in 1980! The Olympic Skating Oval is one of the few outdoor rinks of its kind left in the country and it sits in the heart of the...

  
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.

  
Adirondack Rail Trail
400 Old Military Drive, Lake Placid

The new Adirondack Rail Trail is a 34-mile, multi-use trail that connects the communities of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, and Tupper Lake. Walking, running, bicycling, birding, and snowmobiling are all possible on the well-graded, wheelchair accessible...

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

Slow down, unplug and immerse your senses in nature. Our experienced guides invite you through a series of brief ever-changing sensory activities to explore nature in the Adirondacks in new ways. Adirondack Riverwalking offers outdoor guided...

  
Lake Placid Legacy Sites Passport
Lake Placid
(518) 523-1655

Embark on a memorable adventure as you explore the renowned Lake Placid Legacy Sites and indulge in our top-rated activities, all at an incredible value! This exclusive package is tailor-made for visitors looking to enjoy three or more activities...

  
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.

  
Sky Flyer Zipline
5486 Cascade Road, Lake Placid
(518) 523-1655

Glide down the same flight path as ski jumpers and experience the exhilaration of flight on a unique zipline with unparalleled views. Venue: Olympic Jumping Complex. Open: Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, beginning May 27, 2022.