Adirondack Traveler Information

We are committed to ensuring that every experience in the Adirondacks is the best it can be and look forward to welcoming you with public health and safety as our top priority.

Do your part - follow the guidelines!

It is important that all residents and visitors continue to observe safe practices. 

  • Masks required regardless of vaccination status, thank you. 
    • While indoors we ask that you respect local protocols and/or rules while visiting our small communities. All Adirondack businesses have the right to refuse service to anyone not wearing a mask that covers their mouth and nose.
  • Come vaccinated, thank you.
    • Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” is defined as two or more weeks after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
  • Wash your hands often and when you cannot, sanitize your hands.
  • Monitor symptoms 
    • If any symptoms develop, travelers must immediately self-isolate and contact the local public health authority or their healthcare provider to determine if they should seek testing. If you are not feeling well, please stay home and rest.
  • If you are unvaccinated, we respectfully request you wait to visit our communities. If you must come, please:
    • Social distance at all times 
    • Only dine outside at restaurants
    • Do not enter any indoor facilities without a mask

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.

Information for Canadian travelers

As of November 8, the border between Canada and the United States is open! We are excited to welcome our neighbors to the north back to the Adirondacks for safe, fun getaways and adventures. Although the border is open, anyone traveling between the US and Canada must follow certain rules that allow for safe travel, including proof of vaccination and proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

To help you learn more and prepare for your trip, please visit our helpful resources page. There, you will find information about what you need at the border, testing, and more, to ensure that your trip goes as smoothly as possible.

Perfecting Placid construction updates

You may have heard: Main Street in Lake Placid and many of the Olympic sites are undergoing significant upgrades. Yes, even the most perfect place needs a little TLC every now and then. Before you visit, be sure to check out for the latest information on parking, the most current Olympic Sites schedule, and tips for navigating with ease. As of November 2021, construction has paused for the winter 2021-2022 season, and traffic will be two-way.

It's easy to get around!

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

Be prepared in the backcountry

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.

Kindness is the Adirondack way

The world is understaffed and so are we. Please and patient to 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.