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Lake Placid, New York is  breathtaking and filled with amazing natural wonders.  It is home to many of the Adirondack High Peaks, including the highest peak in New York State.  The region spans a large rural area and encompasses gorgeous wilderness. 

Lake Placid, NY itself is a little town that gained a big reputation in the 1980s thanks to the Miracle on Ice .  Host to the Winter Olympic games in 1932 and 1980 the region is a sports mecca. Athletes and sports fans alike flock to the region to put their skills to the test, or simply enjoy a behind the scenes Olympic experience.

The entire Lake Placid region is a playground for outdoor adventurers, regardless of the season.  Miles of rivers, countless lakes, and natural wonders like waterfalls, gorges, and high peaks are all found here.  Enjoy all the Lake Placid things to do while  vacationing in your Lake Placid cabin rentals .  You’ll be centrally located in a quaint bustling town and surrounded by unique shops and exciting regional restaurants.

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Lake Placid:    Lake Placid is located about 50 miles southwest of Plattsburgh, NY on the shores of majestic Mirror Lake.  This is your central point for all things Olympic.  If you’ve ever wanted to experience bobsledding, observe the view from the top of a ski jump, or skate on an Olympic oval, Lake Placid is your place.  Plus, it features a walkable tourist town and many delightful restaurants.  Discover Lake Placid cabin rentals.

Saranac Lake: Saranac Lake is a lively village near plenty of outdoor adventure.   With the Saranac River winding through town, it seems hand made for water lovers.  Residents are also proud of the charming, historic downtown area that oozes an artsy vibe.  And if you are a climber, here you can commence a unique challenge and become a Saranac 6-er by hiking all 6 Saranac Peaks. 
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Tupper Lake:  Tupper Lake is a family-friendly town that presents many opportunities to learn about Adirondack nature.  From the world-renowned The Wild Center museum to the Adirondack Observatory, curious minds will be creatively engaged.   It is also the site of 3 mountains – the Tupper Triads – that offer beautiful, but more casual hiking terrain. 
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Wilmington / Whiteface Mountain:   For the best skiing in New York, try Whiteface.  Wilmington is most known for Whiteface Mountain, a world-class ski resort and the 5th  highest  peaks in New York state.  Primarily forest preserve, Wilmington also has many natural wonders that make this an amazing place to visit.  You can visit the High Falls Gorge, explore the Flume (a series of natural waterfalls and swimming hole), and access world-class fly-fishing on the Ausable River.  Stay close to Whiteface Mountain with a Lake Placid cabin to rent. 

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The Best Things to do in Lake Placid, New York:

  • Lake Placid Olympic Center, Lake Placid :   Tour the Miracle on Ice (Herb Brooks) Arena, visit the Olympic Museum, and skate on the outdoor Olympic Oval
  • Olympic Sports Complex, Lake Placid:   Take a tour of the world-class combined bobsled/luge/skeleton track.  Visitors can watch a race or have their own experience – with a trained driver, or without.  The sports complex is also home to 50 km of groomed cross-country ski trails, snowshoe trails and a biathlon shooting range. 
  • Olympic Jumping Complex, Lake Placid:   Self-guided tours are offered year-round at the Olympic Jumping Complex.  Take an elevator to the observation deck of the K-120 meter jump and enjoy a panoramic view.  Peer out from the deck and experience a ski jumper’s view from the top.
  • Dog sled rides, Lake Placid:   When Mirror Lake freezes over, dog sled rides are available on the lake.  Mushers set up shop along Main Street where you can meet up with a driver and schedule a ride.

  The Best Things To Do Near Lake Placid, New York:

  • Whiteface Mountain and Cloudsplitter Gondola:   Whiteface Mountain provides the best skiing in New York, and arguably the best downhill skiing on the East Coast.  Year-round, visitors can ride the eight-passenger Cloudsplitter Gondola to the top of Little Whiteface. At the top, you’ll enjoy unparalleled views of Lake Placid and the Adirondack High Peaks.
  • Santa's Workshop, North Pole:   Did you know the North Pole is actually a hamlet in Wilmington, NY?  Open to the public June through December, Santa’s Workshop is one of the first theme parks in the U.S.   Rediscover the wonder of Christmas with your family.
  • The Wild Center, Tupper Lake The Wild Center is a true Adirondack museum.  Visitors can see a live otter show and learn about the Adirondack ecosystem and wildlife.  The outside also beckons with walking trails and the Wild Walk -- a series of catwalks through the treetops.
  • Fly Fishing, Ausable River:    Experience world-class fly fishing on the Ausable River.  The fast current makes it an ideal spot to cast a line.

Although there are things to do year-round, summer and winter are by far the most popular seasons to head to Lake Placid. 

Things to Do in Lake Placid in the Summer:

  • Hiking
  • Cycling/Mountain Biking
  • Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Water Sports
  • Boating
  • Kayaking
  • Whitewater Rafting

Things to Do in Lake Placid in the Winter:

  • Skiing (Downhill/XCountry)
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Dog sled rides
  • Sleigh rides
  • Ice Skating
  • Fat Tire Biking
  • Ice Climbing
  • Ice Fishing
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Annual Events in the Lake Placid Region:

The Lake Placid region hosts many varied and highly attended annual events.  Here are some of the biggest and best  annual events in Lake Placid New York.

Lake Placid Ironman :  Lake Placid hosts the longest-running Ironman competition in North America.  A triathlon of swimming, biking and running, this grueling event will next take place in July.  Attended by thousands of athletes and spectators from around the world, lodging can sell out as much as a year in advance.

Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows:  The Lake Placid region is known for Horse Shows.  In fact, 2019 will mark the 50th Annual Lake Placid Horse Show.  That event is followed by the I Love New York Horse Show, which takes place typically in July.  If you are a fan of the hunter or show jumping, these events bring world-class riders to the region and are not to be missed. Want to read more about horse racing and shows? Click Here

Can/Am Rugby Tournament: Over 100 teams converge on Saranac Lake and Lake Placid for the annual Can/Am Rugby Tournament.  The tournament has been held for over 40 years and happens in August.

Oktoberfest at Whiteface Mountain:   Break out the lederhosen.  Oktoberfest at Whiteface Mountain is a popular annual event.  Experience authentic German dining, beer, and entertainment.  Ride the Cloudsplitter gondola and soak in the sights of the beautiful fall foliage.

I Love BBQ and Music Festival:   A unique opportunity to watch the top BBQ masters in the country compete.  Sample the best of the best in BBQ while enjoying 3-days of live music.  This annual festival takes place in early July. 

Getting to the Lake Placid Region:

Getting to the Lake Placid Region isn’t easy but it is well worth it.  There are a couple of nearby airports, but they are very small.  Your best bet is to arrive by car.

  • Plane  –  ​The closest place to fly to is Plattsburgh or Albany. Plattsburgh is just over an hour from Lake Placid and Albany is about 2-1/2 hours away.  From there you will need to access your destination by bus, train, or car. Other, smaller flight options include taking a private or corporate aircraft directly into Lake Placid Airport. There is also non-stop service via Cape Air commuter service from Boston's Logan Airport into Adirondack Regional Airport. Adirondack Regional Airport is a 20-minute drive to Lake Placid.
  • ​​Bus  -  Adirondacks Trailways offers service from New York City, Port Authority Terminal and bus terminal points North, with drop-off in the center of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake.
  • Train - Railway access via Amtrak is available from New York, Albany, and Montreal, with tickets that include a shuttle ride to Lake Placid direct from the Westport Station. 
  • Car  - The best way to travel to the Adirondacks is by car. Rental cars can be found in Lake Placid/Saranac, Plattsburgh, and Albany.

​Travel within the Lake Placid Region :

  • Taxis – There are taxi services in the region, however, they receive mixed reviews, so do your homework if you plan to rely on taxicabs.
  • Uber/Lyft – Ridesharing services Uber and Lyft list service in the Lake Placid region, but this is a new service, and it is unknown how many drivers are active.
  • Trolley – Placid XPRSS is Lake Placid Village's free public transit system. This service runs the circuit through the business areas in the town of Lake Placid.  

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