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. 

  • 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.
  • Wear a mask when indoors, thank you. 
    • While this may not be the case where you are from, we ask that you respect local protocols 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.
  • 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.

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 shuttles, parking, and the most current Olympic Sites schedule, and tips for navigating with ease.

Take the shuttle - it’s FREE!

To assist with the limited parking on Main Street, the free Placid Xprss buses and trolleys will be stopping at the Lake Placid Historical Society / train station parking lot at 242 Station Street in addition to stops along the current route. The Placid Xprss has several stops on Main Street. Both the shuttle and parking are FREE. The Placid Xprss runs from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays. The Placid Xprss schedule can be found on the Essex County website here.

Track the Placid Xpress and find out where it is right now. Please note that the Historical Society is labeled "Historic Train Station."

Per NYS guidelines, masks are required to be worn on all public transportation.

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.

Share the road

Summer and fall are the ideal time for road trips and cycling adventures, making for busier roads. Stay up to date with important rules of the road and top tips to ensure that everyone stays safe while enjoying the Adirondacks.

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.