Adirondack Traveler Information
We look forward to welcoming you to Lake Placid and are committed to ensuring that every day in Lake Placid is the perfect day.
The safety of our residents, visitors, and our environment is always our top priority. Each person who visits the Adirondacks leaves an impact. Please review these resources to ensure you're ready to visit responsibly.
On Sunday, July 24, 2022, we will be hosting the 23rd Annual Lake Placid IRONMAN. To accommodate the race, temporary road closures will begin at 5 a.m. Please use caution and expect delays. Read the full travel impact statement here.
It is important to remember to show love and care for this amazing natural wonderland. Going on an all-day adventure? Remember to pack the right gear. Going somewhere new? Prepare by doing plenty of research before you go, and familiarize yourself with the map and weather. This is the perfect time to learn about Leave No Trace and take the Love Your ADK pledge. You can help preserve our wild spaces for generations.
- Follow the Leave No Trace 7 Principles
- Hiking 101 - The 10 essentials
- Paddling 101 - The essentials & more
- Waste 101 - It's more than just litter
Health and safety
At this time, New York State has no COVID-19 travel restrictions or quarantine requirements if you are healthy and visiting from another state.
- Face masks - While face masks are no longer required, New York state businesses have the right to request that you wear a mask. Please be respectful.
- Monitor symptoms - If you are not feeling well, please stay home and rest. If any symptoms develop, travelers must immediately self-isolate.
- Please come vaccinated, thank you.
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water.
Plan before you go
To ensure you have the most up-to-date information, it is important to check directly with the specific restaurant, lodging property, attraction, etc., that you want to visit. Please note that many of our area attractions are requiring advanced ticket purchasing and reservations.
Even a legendary classic needs a little love and TLC and Lake Placid is no different. While major construction work on Main Street in Lake Placid is on pause for July and August, this summer you may still notice work taking place around the village. These infrastructure projects have been designed to help keep Mirror Lake clean and healthy and to improve everyone's experience in town.
Transportation and safety
- Need transportation around town? The Placid Xprss is a free shuttle service that runs through the Village of Lake Placid 7 days a week.
- Planning to hike? Take one of the free hiker shuttles and remove the stress of trying to find a parking spot.
- Be kind - share the road! Whether you are cycling or driving, we know you want to enjoy your time here to be safe.
- Share the road, ride and drive responsibly, and everyone wins.
Kindness is the Adirondack way
The world is understaffed and so are we. Please be patient with all of those who are working hard to provide the welcoming, laid-back experience the Adirondacks are so well known for. Remember, kindness can move mountains. Thank you.