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Things to Do in Lake Placid

No matter the season, there’s always something to do in Lake Placid. Year-round, our guests enjoy an abundance of ways to get outside and enjoy the Adirondack Park, experience new adventures at the area’s many attractions, and make new discoveries at our varied museums and historical sites.

Lake Placid Events, Seasonal Activities and Attractions

From exploring the Adirondacks when the weather warms to channeling your inner Olympian while exploring venues used during the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, explore all the possibilities for things to do during your Lake Placid vacation.


4x4 Alpine Expeditions
4x4 Tour of Whiteface Mountain
Adirondack Experience
The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake
Adirondack Natural History Museum
The Bird's Nest on the Wild Walk
The Wild Center
Adirondack Waterfalls
High Falls Gorge
Adirondack Wildlife Refuge
Wild Animal Refuge & Rehabilitation Center
Ausable Chasm
Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks
Bird Watching
Male Purple Finch
Ed Kanze, Adirondack Naturalist Company
Cross Country Skiing / Snowshoeing
Person cross country skiing through wooded trail.
Cascade Cross Country Ski Center
Dogsled Rides
Dogsled Rides on Mirror Lake
Dogsled Rides on Mirror Lake
Downhill Skiing
Skiing Down Whiteface Mountain
Whiteface Mountain
First Run Movies
Lake Placid Palace Theatre
Golf
Signature Golf Courses with a Historic Past
Guided Hikes
Adirondack Naturalist Company
High Peaks Cyclery
Winter and Summer Adventures
Hiking
Hiking Trips for Every Activity Level
Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides
Adirondack Sleigh Rides
Horseback Riding
Two Women on Horseback
Emerald Springs Ranch
Ice Skating
Woman lacing up ice skates.
Skate Historic Ice
John Brown Farm
State Historic Site
Lake Placid Boating and Boat Tours
A Family Waterskiing
Lake Placid Marina and Boat Tours
Lake Placid Center for the Arts
Performing and Visual Arts
Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking In and Around the Adirondacks
Olympic Corporate Retreats
Gold Megal Games
Olympic Museum
Olympic History Museum
Olympic Sites & Activities
Whiteface Mountain
Riverwalking
Adirondack Riverwalking
Rock and Ice Climbing
Person ice climbing.
High Peaks Mountain Adventures
Scenic Flight Tours
Views of the High Peaks from a Plane
Adirondack Scenic Flights
Spin and Fly Fishing
Woman Holding a Fish
Lake House Blog: Spin Fishing on Horseshoe Pond
Swimming
People Jumping into the Lake
Enjoy one of our four pools or take a dip in a local lake.
Toboggan Chute
Lake Placid Toboggan Chute
Watercraft
Girl in a Canoe
Kayaks, Pedal Boats and Stand Up Paddleboards
White Water Rafting
Adirondack Rafting Co.
Ziplining
Experience Outdoors
Horse Shows | 6/27-7/9
Lake Placid & I Love NY Horse Shows
Fourth of July | 7/4
Parade, Fireworks, Live Music and more!
I Love BBQ & Music Festival | 7/7-9
Annual BBQ and Music Competition
Ironman Lake Placid | 7/23
2.4 mile swim / 112 mile bike / 26.2 mile run
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