Things to do on Main Street, Lake Placid

Explore the endless things to do 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!


It's clear when you walk down Main Street that the options for dining are endless. If you're a morning person then you're in luck! Grab breakfast or brunch, and a cup of coffee, before the day's adventure. Lunch is a perfect time to peruse a wide variety of choices, everything from pizza to pubs. If you're out and about in the evening, eat a family-friendly restaurant, or get fancy with one of many fine-dining destinations


Whether you've lived locally for years, or are visiting on vacation, Main Street stores have something for you! Bring home an Adirondack souvenir, or try on all styles of clothing at one of several stops along the street. Outdoor gear stores can outfit you for your day in the backcountry, and one of the shops offering sweets and deserts can make for a great post-adventure stop. 


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!

People walking into a shop on Main Street, Lake Placid
Two people carry paddle boards heading towards Mirror Lake
A large crowd watching a live event at Mid's Park
A group enjoys food and drinks at night on Main Street

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

Hang out at Mid's Park near the center of Main Street, and you'll find that the view of Mirror Lake and Cobble Hill is spectacular! There are always events happening at Mid's Park and other venues, so keep an eye out for the live music and shows. Did you know that you can circumnavigate our scenic little lake via a 2.7 mile walking path? A public beach, tennis courts, and a playground are all situated along the path. If sticking the the edge of the lake isn't enough for you, rent a paddle board or kayak and take in the views of Main Street and the Adirondack High Peaks from the water. 

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. 


Lake Placid has undergone extensive renovations over the last few years, with everything from the sidewalk to several Lake Placid Legacy Sites seeing repairs and improvements. Main Street has never looked better!