Travel tips for visiting Lake Placid

Welcome to Lake Placid!

We look forward to welcoming you to Lake Placid and are committed to ensuring that every day in Lake Placid is the perfect day. 

On April 8, Lake Placid will be one of the best locations in the world to view the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse. The path of totality falls into our part of the Adirondack Park. Welcome to the "Total Eclipse of the Park"!

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.

Recreate responsibly

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 future generations.

Resources for planning the best outdoor experiences:

Transportation and road safety

  • The Placid Xprss is a free shuttle service that runs through the Village of Lake Placid 7 days a week.
  • Whether you're cycling or driving, we want you to be safe and enjoy your time here. Be kind - share the road and ride and drive responsibly.
Bikes and Cars need to share the road

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 require advanced ticket purchasing and reservations.

Remember, kindness can move mountains. 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. Thank you.