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Nestled in the northeastern region of the Adirondack’s rugged mountain peaks of New York State, lies the gorgeous Lake Placid. The Lake Placid region is a popular year round playground of fun, thrills, history, and entertainment.
Relive some of the most memorable moments in sports history by visiting Lake Placid with its rich Olympic history. Lake Placid has hosted two Olympic Winter Games and is home to many other major competitions such as Ironman USA, and the Goodwill Games. Surrounded by dense forested hillsides and dazzling mountains, Lake Placid is a small and charming village. The ambiance is enchanting and unpretentious, welcoming visitors from all walks of life. Visitors can choose from the myriad of accommodation options ranging from luxurious exclusive resorts, to cozy bed and breakfasts. Main Street, in the heart of Lake Placid, offer an abundance of splendid shopping, multiple restaurants serving traditional cuisine and exquisite gourmet dining, many museums and historic sites, community theatres, and galleries.
Visit the Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum for great exhibits and historical information or take in a concert at stunning Mirror Lake. Enjoy a family day at the fantastic Santa’s Workshop and Highfalls Gorge, or take a narrated boat tour amidst the spectacular scenery of the pristine lakes, streams and mountains of the region. Participate in the annual festivals and events such as the Oktoberfest, Fourth of July Ski Jump, and the Flaming Leaves Festival.
The spectacular alpine village offers countless opportunities to relax and enjoy adventure activities. There are thousands of hiking and biking trails crisscrossing the beautiful lush pine forests and high mountain peaks of Adirondack State Park, gleaming lakes for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, and horseback riding. Play a round of golf at the world class courses within breathtaking surroundings, do some rock climbing or take a drive along the scenic routes of the region. Lake Placid becomes a winter wonderland in the colder months and boasts expansive terrains for skiing and bobsledding. Whoosh down the Olympic ski jumps at Whiteface Mountain or attempt the groomed trails of Mount Van Hoeven. The beauty and tranquility of Lake Placid will leave visitors with a feeling of complete relaxation and renewal. Visitors might not leave the marvelous Lake Placid village with a gold medal but will unquestionably leave with precious golden memories.