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.
Even a legendary classic needs a little love and TLC and Lake Placid is no different. After taking a pause for the summer, construction projects to make Lake Placid even more perfect will resume on September 6. At that time, Main Street will be one way only. These infrastructure projects have been designed to help keep Mirror Lake clean and healthy and to improve everyone's experience in town.
What you need to know about Main Street:
- Main Street is one-way going north, starting from the Route 73/86 intersection at the south end (by Sunoco and Man and Beast) to the intersection of Route 86 (Saranac Avenue) and Hillcrest at the north end (by St. Agnes Catholic Church).
- Parkside (by the toboggan chute) is one way going south from the Post Office to Route 73/Morningside Drive.
2023 World University Games
Lake Placid and the surrounding region are ready to welcome the world for the 2023 Lake Placid World University Games. The 11-day winter competition and festival will take place January 12-22, 2023, featuring 86 medal events in 12 winter sports. Tickets for the 2023 World University Games are now on sale! Don't wait or you'll miss your chance to watch collegiate athletes from around the world compete at historic sporting venues.
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.
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.