Things to do on Main Street, Lake Placid

Explore the endless things to do this winter in Lake Placid by taking a stroll down Main Street. Whether you're looking for the coziest coffee shop to start your day, or a fun family activity that everyone will enjoy, downtown Lake Placid's unique mix of businesses and attractions has you covered!


Lake Placid's Main Street restaurants offer a little bit of everything.


Whether you've lived locally for years, or are visiting on vacation, Main Street stores have something for you!


One day isn't quite enough to enjoy everything Main Street, and Lake Placid in general, has to offer! So why not stay awhile? Better yet, choose from numerous lodging options right on Main Street so that you can step out the door and start your day!

Two people walk down main street
A huge crowd at an outdoor music venue
A couple people hanging out at night at a table on Main Street
Two people walk with paddleboards


Activities and attractions on Main Street, Lake Placid


Lake Placid is steeped in history, and you'll have no problem locating a Legacy Site that'll pique your interest in all things Olympics and winter sports. If you're looking for a one-stop-shop experience, visit the Lake Placid Olympic Center and discover what makes this mountain village special. 


The thriving arts community in Lake Placid pulls inspiration from our pristine waterways, the mountains that serve as a backdrop for the village, and the wildlife that call this place home. Wander around Main Street and you'll come across diverse art galleries that have photographs, paintings, ceramics, and everything in-between on display and for sale. Get hands-on and attend an art-inspired event on Main Street, like a paint and sip!

Mirror Lake

When the water freezes, Mirror Lake becomes the epicenter for unique winter activities.

  • Take a dog sled ride to get unique vantage points of the snow-capped mountains.
  • Slide down the toboggan chute for the perfect adrenaline rush
  • Circle the lake for on skates, or grab a stick and puck for the areas cleared to play hockey. 

Bars and nightlife

Relax after a long day with a glass of wine, craft beer, or a game of pool at one of the many bars or clubs that stay open late into the night! Mix with visitors from around the globe and locals alike with a night out on Main Street.