About Lake Placid New York, A Year-Round Destination
Nestled in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York, Lake Placid is a beautiful destination that offers amazing views in a quaint alpine village resort setting. It was host to both the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics and continues to accommodate world-class winter events each and every year! Lake Placid is also home to amazing historic sites, museums, cultural events, excellent dining and shopping, luxurious resorts, spas, and so much more!
Come to this region in the spring or summer and discover mountain streams, scenic waterfalls, crystal clear lakes, natural wildlife, and stunning vistas by hiking or biking along the many trails found within the High Peaks of the Adirondacks.
Take a rejuvenating swim in one of the many lakes found in the region including Saranac Lake, Mirror Lake and, of course, Lake Placid! You can also go boating, canoeing, fishing, wake-boarding, whitewater rafting and more on the abundance of lakes and waterways found in the Adirondacks. Go for an invigorating mountain hike along the area’s many trails, including 46 High Peaks, or for the more adventurous, enjoy a rock climbing expedition. For something a little less rugged, visit Whiteface Mountain and enjoy nature treks, scenic gondola rides, and mountain biking. Love to golf? Enjoy the natural brilliance of the Adirondacks on a championship-caliber golf resort or modest 9-hole links course.
In autumn, enjoy the gorgeous fall foliage the Adirondack Region is known for. The changing of the leaves usually peaks in the third week of October so bring your camera. This is also the perfect time of year for a scenic hot-air balloon ride. The foliage is a stunning backdrop and romantic balloon ride provides a unique setting for wedding ceremonies or a spectacular send-off to begin your honeymoon!
Coming to Lake Placid in the winter? Enjoy unparalleled downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and even snowshoeing on the Nordic ski trails of the Adirondack Mountains. Go ice-climbing with a professional guide, or trek to a quiet pond and spend the afternoon ice-fishing. Take a day to go dog-sled riding on Mirror Lake. Visit the many Olympic venues including bobsled courses, ski-jump ramps and the world-famous hockey venue where the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team defeated the Soviet Union to win the gold medal!
Year-round activities are also prevalent in the Adirondacks. Enjoy a day of shopping at the many unique boutiques and stores located in the village of Lake Placid, many of which feature the work of local artisans. Dining is also diverse, ranging from romantic candlelit restaurants to rustic steak houses.
There is also plenty of cultural activities in the region including concerts, live theatre productions and art exhibitions. Looking for a little pampering? In addition to independent spas and salons, many of the resorts and hotels offer world-class spa treatments and massages to refresh and awaken your senses.
No matter the reason or season you plan on visiting the region, one thing is for certain: You will never be bored in Lake Placid New York!