Summer in Lake Placid is all about sun-drenched days, warm, glowing evenings, and enjoying the beautiful, fresh air. Revel in the scents and sounds of forest trails, the inviting shine of Mirror Lake, and a picnic-perfect park. Part of the beauty of Lake Placid is that you don’t have to go far to find fresh air, natural solitude, and opportunities to stretch your legs and feel great. This is the place to rejuvenate your body and mind amid the summer sunshine.
We go to the mountains because we want to take in views that make our jaws drop, views that make us happy to be alive and in the midst of nature’s extraordinary wonder. We don’t go to the mountains to hang out with crowds. There are many popular hikes in the Lake Placid area, and some of them are both stunningly gorgeous and peaceful hidden gems. With soaring rock cliffs, wide-open vistas of the High Peaks, and so much more to take in, these hikes will satisfy the soul with their beauty and solitude.
Some of the brightest, prettiest greens in the northeast. Sound tempting? How about adding endless mountain views, classic Scottish links and wooded mountain courses? That’s golf in Lake Placid. Our variety of courses are historic, award-winning, and oh so much fun. Plus, the post-round brews at our local restaurants are a great way to end the day. So put on your plus fours, shine your clubs, and grab your lucky putter. You have a date with Lake Placid’s classic, stunningly scenic courses.
Think hitting the dirt is just for hikers? Think again. The hills and mountains of the Lake Placid region feature exceptionally exhilarating, pretty, and flat-out fun trails for mountain biking. Whether you bring your own bike or rent from one of our awesome local gear shops, you’ll find places with great flow, big berms, and of course, amazing Adirondack views. Local trails are lovingly tended by local groups eager to create the best rides in New York. Come try them; we know you’ll get hooked.
We’re a little mountain town with flavor that packs a big punch and even bigger scenery. Lake Placid is bursting with locally owned and operated restaurants that feature local ingredients, dishes created by award-winning chefs, craft brews, and in summer, fresh air outdoor dining with great views and atmosphere. Grab a seat on Mirror Lake, in an Adirondack chair on a sunny deck, or travel by boat to a favorite spot on the shore of Lake Placid. From family-friendly to fine dining, pair a great meal with spectacular views of lakes and High Peaks and savor the moment.
Summer in Lake Placid is all about jumping into fun, literally. Numerous lakes and ponds fed by mountain streams offer cool places to play and paddle. Cool off with a swim, take in the views from a canoe, kayak, SUP, or motor boat and you’ll experience one of the best things about an Adirondack summer. Lake Placid even has waterfront hotels, so accessing the water is just a matter of stepping out the door onto a sandy beach and straight into fun. We’ve got all the gear you need, just bring your suit!