Even the most perfect place needs a little TLC

Lake Placid is undergoing a reconstruction initiative for its Main Street infrastructure. The goals of this project will be to upgrade our business district so that it will be sustainable for residents and travelers to enjoy for years to come. Main Street’s unique setting on the edge of Mirror Lake with shops, restaurants, and parks has experienced a tremendous amount of growth since it’s first conception in the 1800s and now it’s time for us to catch up! 

In addition, many of the Lake Placid Legacy Venues are undergoing renovations and improvements. The project is designed to prepare the sites for hosting the 2023 World University Games, to add new unique experiences for both residents and visitors, and to continue the Olympic legacy to be enjoyed by generations to come.

Main Street improvement updates

Main Street has been receiving a major facelift and we are excited to be nearing the finishing line! Major construction on Main Street has paused for July and August to help make Lake Placid accessible to everyone. As a result, the one-way detours have been lifted

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The Placid Xprss will continue to operate on its regular schedule.

Benefits of perfecting Main Street

  • Create a more accessible Main Street that is inviting to everyone.
  • Enhance safety for drivers and pedestrians.
  • Preserve Mirror Lake for years to come by mitigating pollution.
  • Redesign infrastructure to meet the needs of businesses and residents.
  • Improve the visual appeal of Main Street to encourage return visits.

… all while maintaining Lake Placid’s friendly personality and unique character! After a day of outdoor activities, stroll Main Street and embrace the relaxing vibe while enjoying all the quaintness of downtown Lake Placid.

Upgrades at the Lake Placid Legacy Sites

This year, extensive renovations will be done to modernize and improve the Lake Placid Legacy Sites. The following sites are currently under renovation:

  • The Olympic Museum (alternative location) - The Olympic Museum is under construction, however, you can experience the “Totally 80 – 80 Objects from the Lake Placid Olympic Museum” Exhibit Gallery presented by the Lake Placid Olympic Museum is available on the 2nd floor of the Conference Center. It is free and open to the public 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

While some of these sites may be closed, there are still a wide variety of unique Olympic experiences available to help round off your perfect Lake Placid getaway. Check out the Lake Placid Legacy Sites calendar for the latest operating schedule and offering at the venues.



Get the latest information 

For more information, please visit the village of Lake Placid's website or call the Lake Placid Visitors Bureau at 518-523-2445. 

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