Travel Tips for Visiting 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. 

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 are cycling or driving, we know you want to enjoy your time here to be safe. 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 are requiring 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.

Health and Wellness

At this time, New York State has no COVID-19 travel restrictions or quarantine requirements if you are healthy and visiting from another state.

  • Monitor symptoms - If you are not feeling well, please stay home and rest. If any symptoms develop, travelers must immediately self-isolate.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water.